Anisophyllea laurina

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Anisophyllea laurina

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Anisophyllea laurina R. Br. Rhizophoreae. MONKEY APPLE. African tropics. The fruit is sold in the markets of Sierra Leone in the months of April and May; it is described by Don as being superior to any other which is tasted in Africa. It is of the size and shape of a pigeon's egg, red on the sunned side, yellow on the other, its flavor being something between that of the nectarine and a plum. [1]

  1. Sabine, J. Trans. Hort. Soc. Land. 5:446. 1824.
Sturtevant, Notes on edible plants, 1919.