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Taxon: Acioa edulis Prance

Genus: Acioa
Family: Chrysobalanaceae
Nomen number: 417101
Place of publication: Acta Amazon. 2:12. 1971
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 02-Feb-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 02-Feb-2006
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

  • castanha-de-cotia  (Source: F Neotrop) - Portuguese

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (fide F Neotrop 9S:97. 1989); oil/fat (fide F Neotrop 9S:97. 1989); oil/fat (fide F Neotrop 9S:97. 1989)

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Amazonas]


  1. Prance, G. T. 1989. Chrysobalanaceae Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 9S:96.
  2. Prance, G. T. & C. A. Sothers 2003. Chrysobalanaceae 2, Acioa to Magnistipula (Species Plant) 10:2.

Check other web resources for Acioa edulis Prance :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=417101. Accessed 19 April 2019.