Attalea cohune, Attalea compta, Attalea excelsa.
Attalea cohune Mart. Palmae. Cohune Palm.
Honduras. The tree bears a fruit, about the size of a large egg, growing in clusters resembling a bunch of grapes. The kernel tastes somewhat like that of the cocoanut but is far more oleaginous and the oil is superior.
Attalea compta Mart.
Brazil. The seed-vessels are eaten as a delicacy.
Attalea excelsa Mart. Urucuri Palm.
Amazon region. Bates says the fruit is similar in size and shape to the date and has a pleasantly flavored, juicy pulp. The Indians did not eat it but he did, although its wholesomeness was questionable.