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The Alligator Pear


THE important notice of Persea gratissima in NATURE of May 27 may be usefully supplemented from Madeira, where, during the last sixty years, from ten or a dozen examples, the tree has become familiar in every garden enclosure on the lower 500 ft. of our mountain-sides—cultivated for its attractive form and autumnal yield of valuable fruit.

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GRABHAM, M. The Alligator Pear. Nature 105, 517–518 (1920).

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