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Astrocaryum (Sturtevant, 1919)

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Orach was known to Turner in England in 1538, who calls it areche, or red oreche. In 1686, Ray mentions the white and red, as mentioned by Gerarde in 1597. In 1623, Bauhin mentions the red, the white and the dark green. In 1806, three kinds are named by McMahon as in American gardens.
== ''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. Batesn 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.
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