Acanthorhiza (Sturtevant, 1919)

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Sturtevant, Notes on edible plants, 1919
Acanthorhiza (Sturtevant, 1919)

Acanthorhiza aculeata

Acanthorhiza aculeata H. Wendl. Palmae.

Mexico. The pulp of the fruit is of a peculiar, delicate, spongy consistence and is pure white and shining on the outside. The juice has a peculiar, penetrating, sweet flavor, is abundant, and is obviously well suited for making palm-wine. The fruit is'oblong about one inch in longest diameter. It is grown in Trinidad[1].
  1. Prestoe, H. Trinidad Bot. Gard. Rpt. 39. 1880. (Chamaerops stauracantha)