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Oenocarpus bacaba, Oenocarpus bataua, Oenocarpus distichus.

Oenocarpus bacaba Mart. Palmae. Bacaba Oil Palm.

Guiana and the Amazon. The fruit yields a colorless, sweet oil, used at Para for adulterating olive oil and excellent for cooking and for lamps. It is called bacaba.

Oenocarpus bataua Mart. Batava Palm.

Brazil. This is the patawa of the Amazon and yields a colorless, sweet oil, used for adulterating olive oil at Para and for cooking.

Oenocarpus distichus Mart. Bacaba Wine Palm.

Brazil. Bates says this is one of the palms called bacaba. The fruit is much esteemed by the natives who manufacture a pleasant drink from it.


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



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