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By van Jaarsfeld E.J., de Villiers P.U.

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Umbelliferae. ACHE. CELERY. com southward to Algeria, Egypt, Abyssinia and in Asia even to the Caucasus, Baluchistan and the mountains of British India and has been found in Tierra del Fuego, in California and in New Zealand. Celery is supposed to be the selinon of the Odyssey, the selinon heleion of Hippocrates, the eleioselinon of Theophrastus and Dioscorides and the helioselinon of Pliny and Palladius. It does not seem to have been cultivated, although by some commentators the plant known as smallage has a wild and a cultivated sort.

The shell of the fruit has thin layers, the intermediate one possessing an acrid, caustic oil, called cardol, which is destroyed by heat, hence the kernels are roasted before being eaten; the younger state of the kernel, however, is pronounced wholesome and delicious when fresh. Drury says the kernels are edible and wholesome, abounding in sweet, milky juice and are used for imparting a flavor to Madeira wine. Ground and mixed with cocoa, they make a good chocolate. The juice of the fruit is expressed, and, when fermented, yields a pleasant wine; distilled, a spirit is drawn from the wine making a good punch.

Philadelphia Yellow Dutch, or Strasburg. American Seedsmen. com V. Bulb spherical, or nearly so. Cepa. Trag. 737. 1552. Lauremb. 26. 1632, Cepe. Lob. Obs. 73. 1576; Icon. 1;150. 1591. Cepe alba. Ger. 134. 1597. Caepa capitata. Matth. 419. 1598. Juane de Danvers. Vilm. 380. 1883. Danvers. American Seedsmen. VI Bulb concave on the bottom. Cepa rotunda. Bodaeus 786. 1644. Extra Early Red. American Seedsmen. VII. Bulb oblong. Caepa. Cam. Epit. 324. 1586. Cepae Hispanica oblonga. Lob. Icon. 1:150. 1591.

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