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Phytelephas   Listen

Small genus of South American feather palms.  Synonym: genus Phytelephas.

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... 341. PHYTELEPHAS MACROCARPA.—The vegetable ivory plant, a native of the northern parts of South America. The fruit consists of a collection of six or seven drupes; each contains from six to nine seeds, the vegetable ivory of commerce. The seeds at first contain a clear, insipid liquid; afterwards ...
— Catalogue of Economic Plants in the Collection of the U. S. Department of Agriculture • William Saunders

Words linked to "Phytelephas" :   ivory palm, Arecaceae, Palmae, family Arecaceae, family Palmae, Palmaceae, plant genus, palm family, family Palmaceae, ivory-nut palm, ivory plant

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