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Maximiliana regia.

Botanical name:

Maximiliana regia Mart. Palmae. Cucurite Palm. Inaja Palm.

Brazil. This is the inaja palm of the Rio Negro and the cucurite palm of Guiana. The terminal leaf-bud furnishes a most delicious cabbage, says Seemann, and the fruit is eaten by the Indians. Brown says the nuts are covered with a yellow, juicy pulp, which is sweet and pleasant to the taste. The outer husk of the fruit, says A. Smith, yields a kind of saline flour used by the natives for seasoning their food.


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



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