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Phytelephas. Phytelephas macrocarpa. Negrito-palm.

Botanical name:

Phytelephas.—Phytelephas macrocarpa Ruiz. and Pav., or negrito-palm, of Ecuador, yields the Tagua nut, from which is derived the hard white substance, vegetable ivory or corajo. The nuts contain a fixed oil which is said to enter commerce. (J. P. C., xvi.) The ground nuts have been recently used as an adulterant in cattle powders.


The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.



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