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do you know where these plants are?

David R. Hershey dh321 at PGSTUMAIL.PG.CC.MD.US
Thu Jun 20 22:25:13 EST 1996

Hortus Third lists all but Uncaria gambir. Few are native to the U.S. but 
are often used.

Calycophyllum (Cuba, Mexico) source of lancewood
Cephaelis (Mex. to Bolivia) source of ipecac, used to make people vomit 
up poisons
Cinchona (Peru) source of quinine
Coffea (W. Trop. Africa) coffee
Gardenia (S. Afr.) flowers?
Genipa (Mex. to Peru) blue dye, used to make preserves and drinks
Rubia (S. Europe, Asia Minor) source of dye - alizarin
Vangueria (Madagascar) - edible seeds (current name = V. edulis)

David R. Hershey
Snail mail: 6700 Belcrest Road #112, Hyattsville, MD 20782-1340

Adjunct Professor, Biology/Horticulture Department
Prince George's Community College, Largo, MD 20772-2199

Email: dh321 at pgstumail.pg.cc.md.us

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