Anisophyllea (Sturtevant, 1919)

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

Anisophyllea laurina R. Br.

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.