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Photography of Homer L. Shantz

Ximenia americana

Contributor: 
The University of Arizona Herbarium
Creator: 
Homer Leroy Shantz
Description: 
Detail of "Damson plum." The fruit reminds me somewhat of Prunus americana. This is a large type - larger than the average. There is one green fruit in the photo. Called m pinji - and said to be an excellent oil tree - seed excellent to eat and when crushed form a very fine salad oil - much superior to peanut. The rind is bitter and when stewed also tastes bitter but it is much like a Prunus americana in that respect. [Shantz travel journal, Nov. 29, 1919]
Format: 
image/jpeg
Language: 
English
Title: 
azu_shantz_19191129_36799_m
Created: 
1919-11-29
City: 
Kafue
City Then: 
Kafue
Continent: 
Africa
Country: 
Zambia
Country Then: 
Northern Rhodesia
Is this item in the public domain?: 
No