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Attalea cohune, Attalea compta, Attalea excelsa.

Attalea cohune Mart. Palmae. Cohune Palm.

Honduras. The tree bears a fruit, about the size of a large egg, growing in clusters resembling a bunch of grapes. The kernel tastes somewhat like that of the cocoanut but is far more oleaginous and the oil is superior.

Attalea compta Mart.

Brazil. The seed-vessels are eaten as a delicacy.

Attalea excelsa Mart. Urucuri Palm.

Amazon region. Bates says the fruit is similar in size and shape to the date and has a pleasantly flavored, juicy pulp. The Indians did not eat it but he did, although its wholesomeness was questionable.


Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.



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