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(i. P. W. ColUHion. PLate CIII
This tall, strong climer is a native of tropical America. Its leaves are broadly ovate, and the strong stems are purplish in color. The large, interesting flowers are from 3 to 5 inches across. The sepals are linear and violet shaded, the petals are very narrow and lilac. The many rows of filaments in the crown are violet with bars of white below the middle, the inner and shorter set being deep violet. The oblong fruit attains a size from 5 to 9 inches in length, and in color is a pale, yellowish green. The suculent, edible pulp of its hollow center has an agreeable sub-acid flavor, and contains many flat seeds. This vine .bears well where there are bees; artificial fertilization also increases the number of its fruits.
0. P. \Y. Collection. Plate CIV
PURPLE WATER LEMON.
This strong, woody vine is native of lirazil, and is naturalized in most tropical countries. Its first introduction to these islands was at Lilikoi, district of Makawao, Maui, whence its native name. Its serrate leaves are large and deeply three-lobed: the white flowers are tinted with purple. The fruit is oblong, globular, and when ripe is purple in color; its shell-like skin is thick and crisp. The orange-colored edible pulp is very fragrant, and is filled with small seeds, which germinate readily.