Buchanania (Sturtevant, 1919)

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

Buchanania lancifolia Roxb.


East Indies and Burma. The tender, unripe fruit is eaten by the natives in their curries.

Buchanania latifolia Roxb.

Tropical India and Burma. The fruit, says Brandis, has a pleasant, sweetish, sub-acid flavor and is an important article of food of the hill tribes of central India. The kernel of the seed tastes somewhat like the pistachio nut and is used largely in native sweetmeats. Drury says these kernels are a general substitute for almonds among the natives and are much esteemed in confectionery or are roasted and eaten with milk.