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Author Topic: Five new species of Barringtonia (Lecythidaceae) from Papua New Guinea  (Read 714 times)

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Thanks for posting. Wonder if any of these 5 newly named species are good eating?
Oscar

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I wish edibility (& palatability) were more commonly included in these botanical descriptions.  Sounds like some of these have good sized fruits (& presumably good sized nuts as well).

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I wish edibility (& palatability) were more commonly included in these botanical descriptions.  Sounds like some of these have good sized fruits (& presumably good sized nuts as well).
Yeah, i often get the impression that botanists don't eat fruits and nuts.  :D
I would guess some of those 5 would be edible because some look very close to B. edulis.
Oscar

 

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