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The Mahwhaw Tree of Guzerat

Plate sixty-four from the second volume of James
Forbes' "Oriental Memoirs". Forbes(1749-1819) was for the most part
of his working-life in Gujarat, the Collector of Bharuch and
Dhaboi. But he was also in charge of revenues at Bhaderpoor for
some time. At the latter place, he found an abundance of
Mahuwa(Bassia butyracea)trees. The Mahuwa he observed was 'a
valuable tree, indigenous to many parts …