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G. P. W. Collection.

Plate LXXVIII

Canarium cominune.

CANARY NUT.

This medium-sized nut-bearing tree is found growing in Java, Guam and the Philippines, and from any one of those countries may have been introduced to Hawaii. A fine specimen may be seen at the Government Nursery, Honolulu. Its leaves are alternate, odd pinnate. The small flowers come in terminal panicles. The fruit or nut is ellipsoidal. The thick skin, which is purple-colored when ripe, covers a hard, three-lobed stone, which differs from a pecan nut only in that it is sharp at each end. The kernel is small, sweet and edible. Trees propagateci from the mature nuts.

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G. P. W. ('ollection.

PLATE LXXIX

Canarium commune.
CANARY NUT (round variety).

CINARY NUT

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.

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