A species of palm found in Africa, and the American Islands. The nucleus of the fruit resembles an almond; it is mild and nutritious, and is used by the natives as an astringent, particularly in cases of diarrhoea. The parenchyma which surrounds the kernel is eaten by cows and other animals: by maceration it affords an oil which is used as a condiment, and to burn. The plant is figured in La Marck's Illustrations of Natural History, Pi. 896, but has not been arranged in the botanical systems. It has been transplanted to Guiana, and often confounded with the cocoa-nut tree.

species of palm found in Africa, and the American Islands. The nucleus of the fruit resembles an almond; it is mild and nutritious, and is used by the natives as an astringent, particularly in cases of diarrhoea. The parenchyma which surrounds the kernel is eaten by cows and other animals: by maceration it affords an oil which is used as a condiment, and to burn. The plant is figured in La Marck's Illustrations of Natural History, Pi. 896, but has not been arranged in the botanical systems. It has been transplanted to Guiana, and often confounded with the cocoa-nut tree.