Acaena (Sturtevant, 1919)

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Sturtevant, Notes on edible plants, 1919
Acaena (Sturtevant, 1919)

Acaena sanguisorbae

Acaena sanguisorbae Vahl. Rosaceae. NEW ZEALAND BUR.

Australia. The leaves are used as a tea by the natives of the Middle Island in New Zealand, according to Lyall. It is the piri-piri of the natives[1].
  1. Black, A. A. Treas. Bot. 1:5. 1870.