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Edible Plant Species

Flacourtia cataphracta Roxb. Bixineae (Flacourtiaceae). PUNEALA PLUM.
East Indies.
The puneala plum is a fruit of India, better in flavor than a sloe but inferior to a poor plum. It makes an excellent stew.

F. inermis Roxb. LOOY-LOOY.
This species is cultivated in the Moluccas for its pleasant, edible fruit. It is a little tree bearing a berry of reddish-purple color, the size of a small cherry and has five angles. The reddish-purple berries are of a pleasant, acid taste; they are called tomi-tomi in India. The fruit, called by the Malays koorkup, though rather too acid to be eaten raw, is esteemed for tarts and pies. In Ceylon, it is called by the natives lowi lowi; by the English looy-looy. The fruit makes an excellent jelly, resembling and as good as currant jelly, and is also used for tarts.

F. montana J. Grah.
East Indies.
It is called attuck ka jhar. The fruit, the size of a crab apple, is eaten by the natives.

East Indies, Malay and Madagascar.
The fruit is of the size of a plum, of a sharp but sweetish taste. It is common in the jungles of India. The fruit, when fully ripe, is of a pleasant acid taste and very refreshing. At Bombay, the fruit is eaten but is by no means good. The fruit is eaten.

F. sepiaria Roxb.
East Indies and Malay.
In Coromandel, the berries are sold in the market. The fruit has a pleasant, acid taste and is very refreshing. At Bombay, its berries are eaten.

Flagellaria indica Linn. Flagellarieae.
Tropical shores from Africa to the Samoan Islands.
In Fiji, the ears of this plant are eaten.

Flemingia tuberosa Dalzell. Leguminosae.
East Indies.
The tubers are said to be edible.

F. vestita Benth. FLEMINGIA.
Himalayari region.
This prostrate plant is cultivated in many parts of northwest India for the sake of its edible, tuberous roots, which are nearly elliptical and about an inch long.

Flueggea leucopyms Willd. Euphorbiaceae.
East Indies.
The small, round, whitish-colored fruit is a little bitter to the taste but is eaten in India by the poor.

F. microcarpa Blume.
Old World tropics.
The fruit, a white, globose, dehiscent berry, one-sixth inch in diameter, is eaten. The berries are eaten by the natives of eastern tropical Africa.

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