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G. P. W. Collection. PLaTE LXXIX
Canarium commune. Canary Nut (round variety).
Few trees of this round variety are to be found in Hawaii. Its leaves are smaller than those of the preceeding variety, and it is a very poor bearer.
a. P. W. Collection. PLate LXXX
This sub-tropical Australian tree sometimes grows to a height of 60 feet, but in Hawaii is of medium size. It is symmetrical an:l handsome, having dark green, shiny foliage, and long tassel-like white flowers. Its glabrous leaves are sessile, oblong, lanceolate, serrate, with fine prickly teeth, and come in whorls of 3 to 4, varying in length from a few inches to a foot. Flowers small; fruit has a thick, very hard shell, which when ripe is a smooth, shiny brown. The kernel is white, crisp and sweet, and has the flavor of hazel nuts. It may be eaten either raw or roasted. The tree matures its fruit in the Fall months, aiu! is easily propagated from tilt fresh nuts.