G. S. Bryan

Creator(s):
  • Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
Creator role(s):
  • Creator
  • funded by Rob Gordon: Hyphaene thebaica (L.) Mart., Gingerbread Tree, Kenya, G. S. Bryan 3423, F
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
    [Copyright] The Field Museum
    Description: funded by Rob Gordon: Hyphaene thebaica (L.) Mart., Gingerbread Tree, Kenya, G. S. Bryan 3423, F
Current Determination: Hyphaene thebaica (L.) Mart.
Family: Arecaceae
Location: Kenya: Coast
Locality: Mombassa
Coordinates: -4.0667 39.6667

Collector(s): G. S. Bryan
Collection Date: 30 November 1927
Description: The yellowish-brown fruit of the African Duom or Doom palm is an article of food in upper Egypt. The part eaten is the fibrous mealy husk which is dry and unpalatable but is said to taster like gingerbread.
Catalog Subset: Economic Botany
EMu IRN: 51893
OccurenceID: 81c00e08-597f-43ae-b86e-7634110ce6c9

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