Dipladenia (Sturtevant, 1919)

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

Dipladenia tenuifolia A. DC.


Brazil. This plant is called by the inhabitants of Sertao, Brazil, cauhy, and the tuberous root, which is the size and color of a large, black turnip-radish, is eaten by them when cooked and is said to be very palatable; in the raw state it tastes not unlike a turnip.