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

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.


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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