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Lodoicea callipyge.

Botanical name:

Lodoicea callipyge Comm. Palmae. Coco De Mer. Double Cocoanut.

Seychelles Islands. The heart of the leaves is eaten and is often preserved in vinegar. The fruit is the largest any tree produces, sometimes weighing 40 or 50 pounds, with a length of 18 inches and a circumference of 3 feet. The immature fruit affords a sweet and melting aliment. Brandis says the fruit takes several years to come to maturity.


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



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