Gomortega nitida (Gomortegaceae) Ruiz & Pav.
This is a large tree of Chile called queule or keule.
The fruit is the size of
a small peach; the eatable part is yellow, not very juicy, but is of a most
excellent and grateful taste.
Gomphia jabotapita Sw. Ochnaceae. BUTTON TREE.
Piso says the carpels are astringent and are not only
eaten raw, but that an oil is expressed from them, which is used in
G. parviflora DC. BUTTON TREE.
The oil expressed from the fruit is used for salads.
Goniothalamus walkeri Hook. f. & Thorns. Anonaceae.
The roots are very fragrant and are said to contain camphor.
They are chewed by the Singhalese.
Gonolobus hispidus Hook. & Am. Asclepiadeae. ANGLE-POD.
The pod is described by Tweedie as being very large,
resembling a toad, and is eaten by the natives.
Gossypium herbaceum Linn. Malvaceae. COTTON.
During the War of the Rebellion, cotton seed came into
some use as a substitute for coffee, the seed having been parched and
ground. The oil expressed from the seed makes a fine salad oil and is
also used for cooking and as a butter substitute.
Gouania domingensis Linn. Rhamneae. CHAW-STICK.
The stems are used for flavoring cooling beverages.
Gourliea chilensis Clos. Leguminosae. CHANAL. CHANAR.
Tropical South America.
This plant is called chanar or chanal in Chile
and Buenos Aires. According to Tweedie, the pulp of the fruit is used in
flavoring sweet wines.