Babiana (Sturtevant, 1919)

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Sturtevant, Edible plants of the world, 1919
Babiana (Sturtevant, 1919)

Babiana plicata Ker-Gawl.

Iridaceae. BABOON-ROOT.

South Africa. The root is sometimes boiled and eaten by the colonists at the Cape.

Baccaurea dulcis Muell.


Malayan Archipelago; cultivated in China. The fruits of this species are rather larger than a cherry, nearly round and of a yellowish color. The pulp is luscious and sweet and is greatly eaten in Sumatra, where the tree is called choopah and in Malacca, where it goes by the name of rambeh.

Baccaurea sapida Muell.

East Indies and Malay. This plant is cultivated for its agreeable fruits. The Hindus call it lutqua.

Baccaurea sp.?

India. Royle says the plant yields the tampui, a fruit ranking in point of taste and flavor along with the lausch.