Edible Plant Species

Reptonia buxifolia A. DC. Myrsineae (Sapotaceae).
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.