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Ambelania (Sturtevant, 1919)

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{{DISPLAYTITLE:''Ambelania-Ammobroma'' (Sturtevant, 1919)}}  
|title=[[Sturtevant, Edible Notes on edible plants of the world, 1919]]
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== ''Ambelania acida'' Aubl. ==
*Accepted name : ''Apocynaceae[[Ambelania acida]]''. Guiana. The fruit is edible. == ''Amelanchier alnifolia'' Nutt. ==''Rosaceae''. WESTERN SERVICE BERRY. North America. In Oregon and Washington, the berries are largely employed as a food by the Indians. The fruit is much larger than that of the eastern service berry; growing in favorable localities, each berry is full half an inch in diameter and very good to eat. == ''Amelanchier canadensis'' Medic. ==GRAPE-PEAR. JUNEBERRY. SERVICE BERRY. SHAD. SWEET PEAR. North America and eastern Asia. This bush or small tree, according to the variety, is a native of the northern portion of America and eastern Asia. Gray describes five forms. For many years a Mr. Smith, Cambridge, Massachusetts, has cultivated var. oblongifolia in his garden and in 1881 exhibited a plate of very palatable fruit at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society's show. The berries are eaten in large quantities, fresh or dried, by the Indians of the Northwest. The fruit is called by the French in Canada poires, in Maine sweet pear and from early times has been dried and eaten by the natives. It is called grape-pear in places, and its fruit is of a purplish color and an agreeable, sweet taste. The pea-sized fruit is said to be the finest fruit of the Saskatchewan country and to be used by the Cree Indians both fresh and dried. == ''Amelanchier vulgaris'' Moench. ==AMELANCHIER. Mountains of Europe and adjoining portions of Asia. This species has long been cultivated in England, where its fruit, though not highly palatable, is eatable. It is valued more for its flowers than its fruit. == ''Ammobroma sonorae'' Torr. ==''Lennoaceae''.
A leafless plant, native of New Mexico (Nope - MM)''Ambelania acida'' Aubl. Col''Apocynaceae''. Grey, the original discoverer of this plant, found it in the country of the Papago Indians, a barren, sandy waste, where rain scarcely ever falls, but "where nature has provided for the sustenance of man one of the most nutritious and palatable of vegetablesGuiana." The plant fruit is roasted upon hot coals and ground with mesquit beans and resembles in taste the sweet potato "but is far more delicateedible." It is very abundant in the hills; the whole plant<ref>Unger, except the top, is buried in the sandF. ''U. S. Pat. Off. Rpt.'' 351. 1859.</ref><references/>
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