Xanthium strumarium Linn. Compositae. BUR WEED.
In China, the leaves and shoots are eaten as a vegetable.
Xanthoceras sorbifolia Bunge. Sapindaceae.
The flowers, leaves and fruit are used for food.
Xanthorrhoea arborea R. Br. Juncaceae (Xanthorroeaceae).
GRASS GUM TREE.
An Australian tree.
The tender, white center of the leaves is used as a
X. hastilis R. Br. GRASS TREE.
The tender, inner leaves are esculent and far from
disagreeable, having a milky taste with a slight, balsamic flavor.
Xanthosoma sagittifolium Schott. Araceae.
This plant is generally planted in Jamaica for the use
of the table. Lunan says, in wholesomeness and delicacy, it is superior
to spinach and vies with any European vegetable whatever. The roots
are said to be edible. Starch is obtained from the rootstocks.