Oreodoxa oleracea.

Botanical name: 

Oreodoxa oleracea Mart. Palmae. Cabbage Palm.

West Indies. This is the cabbage palm of tropical America. The terminal bud, of a white color internally and of delicate flavor, serves as a vegetable. Seemann says the heart is made into pickles or, when boiled, is served at table. The pith makes a sort of sago.

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