Page:Popular Science Monthly Volume 90.djvu/345

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They Grow Cannon Balls on Trees in South America

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SS-s^lar^e ";nS ^7 ■^^°T^ guianensis) is a native of tropical South America. It erowVin^f;.^ T'-'^'^u^ ^'"'*' contammg many seeds. In French Guiana the tree grows in great profusion, the natives referring to it as the "baseball tree " When full wS s ouTJL'nl " «'V,-S- *;^an a baseball which it closely resembles even to VlTe Lm which is quite plam in the photograph The fruit is not used for food by the natives

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