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Butyrospermum parkii.

Botanical name:

Butyrospermum parkii Kotschy. Sapotaceae. Butter Tree. Shea Tree.

Tropical west Africa. Shea, or galam, butter is obtained from the kernel of the fruit and serves the natives as a substitute for butter. This butter is highly commended by Park. The tree is called meepampa in equatorial Africa.


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



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