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Couepia chrysocalyx, Couepia guianensis.

Couepia chrysocalyx Benth. Rosaceae.

Brazil. This beautiful tree is said by Mr. Spruce to grow plentifully along the Amazon River from the Barra upward. The Indians plant it near their houses for the sake of its edible fruits.

Couepia guianensis Aubl.

Guiana. The seed is edible. The fruit contains a sweet oil like that of the almond.


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



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