Phytelephas. Phytelephas macrocarpa. Negrito-palm.
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.