Edith Sherwood Ph.D. and Erica Sherwood

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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Folio 18v, Fluted pumpkin (Telfairia), is a large, perennial vine found in the forest zones of West Africa. It has compound leaves of 3 to 5 leaflets. The root first develops as a taproot that spreads into numerous fleshy auxiliary roots. The fruit is a large poisonous gourd, but the leaves and immature seeds from the gourd are cooked and eaten as a vegetable. (Prota Database)

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