Common Name: Melancia Do Campo
Melancia do campo is a herbaceous perennial, prostrate plant[
The edible fruits are gathered from the wild and consumed locally[
S. America - Brazil, Paraguay.
A plant of the tropics and subtropics, where it is found at elevations from sea level to around 500 metres[
Fruit - raw[
]. Often made into juices[
]. A succulent pulp with a slightly sweet flavour[
]. The fruit is up to 9cm in diameter[
]. The pulp contains a number of seeds that have small hairs all facing in the same direction. When eating the pulp with the seeds present, the seeds tend to slide uncontrollably towards the throat[
]. No further details are given, but it probably refers to the seeds[
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