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Cupania americana.

Botanical name:

Cupania americana Linn. Sapindaceae.

Mexico. The sweet, chestnut-like seeds are used in the West Indies as a food. The seeds have the flavor of chestnut or sweet acorns and are used on the banks of the Orinoco to make a fermented liquor.


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



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