Raphia-Reynosia (Sturtevant, 1919)

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Sturtevant, Notes on edible plants, 1919
Raphia-Reynosia (Sturtevant, 1919)
Rhamnus-Rheedia


Raphia hookeri G. Mann & H. Wendl.

Palmae.

Tropical Africa. Wine or toddy is obtained in large quantities and of excellent quality from this palm.8

Raphia pedunculata Beauv.

Madagascar. This palm yields sago but of a very indifferent quality.9

Raphia vinifera Beauv.

BAMBOO PALM. WINE PALM.

Tropical Africa. This species furnishes a palm wine.10

Raphiolepis indica Lindl.

Rosaceae. INDIAN HAWTHORN.

China. This species produces an edible fruit.

Ravenala madagascariensis J. F. Gmel.

Scitamineae. TRAVELERS' TREE.

Madagascar. Ellis says when a spear is struck into the thick, firm end of the leafstalk, a stream of pure, clear water gushes out. There is a kind of natural cavity, or cistern, at the base of the stalk of each of the leaves, and the water collected on the broad and ribbed surface of the leaf, flows down a groove and is stored. The seeds are edible.

Ravensara aromatica J. F. Gmel.

Lauraceae. MADAGASCAR CLOVE NUTMEG. RAVENSARA.

A tree of Madagascar. The fruit, leaves and young bark, having the taste of cloves, afford one of the best spices of the island. The kernel of the fruit affords the Madagascar clove nutmegs.

Reptonia buxifolia A. DC.

Myrsineae.

A large shrub or small tree of India. The drupe is sessile, globose, onethird of an inch in diameter or more, glabrous, greenish, with a fleshy, sweet pericarp in a coriaceous rind. This fruit is much esteemed and during the season is sold in most bazaars. The pulp is sweet but there is not much of it. The Afghans sell the fruits in their bazaars under the name of goorgoora.

Reseda phyteuma Linn.

Resedaceae.

Mediterranean shores and Asia Minor. Sibthorp found the leaves of this plant cooked and eaten in Greece.

Reynosia latifolia Griseb.

Rhamneae. RED IRONWOOD.

Cuba and semitropical Florida. The edible fruit ripens in April and May and is of an agreeable flavor.