Edible Plant Species

Tococa guianensis Aubl. Melastomaceae.
Brazil.
The fruit is edible.


Toddalia aculeata Pers. Rutaceae. LOPEZ ROOT.
Tropical India.
The ripe berries, says Roxburgh, are fully as pungent as black pepper and with nearly the same kind of pungency. They are pickled by the natives and are most excellent.


Torreya nucifera Sieb. & Zucc. Coniferae (Taxaceae). KAYA.
Japan.
The nuts are carefully gathered by the Japanese and the kernels are eaten. An oil used for culinary purposes is expressed from them. In China, the seeds are eaten like hazelnuts and, although reputed somewhat laxative, are considered wholesome.