Acioa edulis

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Acioa edulis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Chrysobalanaceae
Genus: Acioa
Species: A. edulis
Binomial name
Acioa edulis
Prance

Acioa edulis (Portuguese common name: Castanha-de-cutia; syn. Couepia edulis (Prance) Prance) is a fruit and timber tree, which is native of Amazon Rainforest vegetation in Brazil. The trees grow naturally only within a small area of Brazil, however they proliferate widely within this area.

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The fruit is edible or can be pressed to extract oil used in cooking or soap making. The kernel is also edible.

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