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Phytelephas (nut palm)

Wikipedia Abstract

Phytelephas is a genus containing six known species of palms (family Arecaceae), occurring from southern Panama along the Andes to Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, northwestern Brazil, and Peru. They are commonly known as ivory palms, ivory-nut palms or tagua palms; the scientific name Phytelephas means "plant elephant". This and the first two of the common names refer to the very hard white endosperm of their seeds (tagua nuts or jarina seeds), which resembles elephant ivory.
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Species

Phytelephas aequatorialis (Ecuadorean Ivory Palm)
Phytelephas macrocarpa (ivory nut palm) (Attributes)
Phytelephas schottii
Phytelephas seemannii (Attributes)
Phytelephas tenuicaulis (Attributes)
Phytelephas tumacana (Endangered)

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