Couepia longipendula

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Couepia longipendula
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Chrysobalanaceae
Genus: Couepia
Species: C. longipendula
Binomial name
Couepia longipendula

The tropical rainforest tree Couepia longipendula is known by the common names egg nut, castanha de galinha, and pendula nut. It is found in the Amazon.

Its nuts are used as a food source in rural South America, especially in Brazil. The nuts are useful for their oil.

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