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Astrocaryum (Sturtevant, 1919)

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

Astrocaryum acaule Mart.


Brazil. This is a palm of the Rio Negro. The fruit is edible.

Astrocaryum murumura Mart.


A palm of the Brazilian forest. The fruit, according to Kunth, has an agreeable flavor and at first a scent resembling musk but afterwards that of a melon. Wallace states that the fleshy covering of the fruit is rather juicy and is eatable.

Astrocaryum tucuma Mart.

Upper Amazon and Rio Negro. The fleshy part of the fruit is esteemed for food by the Indians. The yellowish, fibrous pulp is eaten by the natives.