Attalea cohune

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Cohune Palm
Atriplex lindleyi.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Subfamily: Arecoideae
Tribe: Cocoseae
Subtribe: Attaleinae[1]
Genus: Attalea
Species: A. cohune
Binomial name
Attalea cohune

Attalea cohune, commonly known as the cohune palm (also rain tree, American oil palm, corozo palm or manaca palm),[2] is a species of palm tree native to Mexico and parts of Central America.[3]

The cohune palm is used in the production of cohune oil.

Example occurrences[edit]

A chief occurrence as a dominant plant is in the Belizean pine forests ecoregion.[4]


  1. ^ Dransfield, John; Natalie W. Uhl; Conny B. Asmussen; William J. Baker; Madeline M. Harley; Carl E. Lewis (2005). "A New Phylogenetic Classification of the Palm Family, Arecaceae". Kew Bulletin. 60 (4): 559–69. JSTOR 25070242. 
  2. ^ Cohune palm at Floridata
  3. ^ "Attalea cohune". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  4. ^ C. Michael Hogan & World Wildlife Fund. 2012. Belizean pine forests. ed. M. McGinley. Encyclopedia of Earth. Washington DC Archived December 2, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.