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Photography of Homer L. Shantz

Voandzeia

Contributor: 
The University of Arizona Herbarium
Creator: 
Homer Leroy Shantz
Description: 
A pan of ground nuts - the one seeded pea nut, or native African pea nut. It is larger than the pea nut but only one seed in a pod. It also tastes about like a cross between a potato and a pea nut. These nuts are quite common here - have not seen the plant. They may be Voandzeia - that is, they are the "other" earth nut. [Shantz travel journal, Jan. 26, 1920]
Format: 
image/jpeg
Language: 
English
Title: 
azu_shantz_19200126_37283_m
Created: 
1920-01-26
City: 
Kindu
City Then: 
Kindu
Continent: 
Africa
Country: 
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Country Then: 
Belgian Congo
Is this item in the public domain?: 
No