Edible Plant Species

Ehretia acuminata R. Br. Boragineae/Ehretiaceae.
Asia and Australian tropics.
The drupe is red-orange, or nearly black when ripe, as large as a small pea. The unripe fruit is pickled in India. When ripe it is insipidly sweet and is eaten.


E. elliptica DC.
Texas and Mexico.
This plant is a small tree with fruit the size of a large pea, yellow, with a thin, edible pulp.


E. laevis Roxb.
Asia and Australian tropics.
The inner bark, in times of famine, is mixed with flour and eaten. The fruit is tasteless but is eaten.


E. tinifolia Linn. BASTARD CHERRY.
West Indies.
The berries are the size of a currant and are frequently Eaten.