Attalea cohune

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Cohune palm
Atriplex lindleyi.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Attalea
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),[1] is a species of palm tree native to Mexico and parts of Central America.[2]

The cohune palm is used in the production of cohune oil and its nut can be used as a variety of vegetable ivory.

Example occurrences[edit]

A chief occurrence as a dominant plant is in the Belizean pine forests ecoregion.[3]


  1. ^ Cohune palm at Floridata
  2. ^ "Attalea cohune". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 2009-01-28.
  3. ^ 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