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Edible Portion: Seeds, Nuts, Vegetable, Leaves

A small tree. It grows 17 m high. The trunk is bright green. The leaves have 5-7 leaflets. The leaves have long leaf stalks. The flowers come out at night. They have light green strap-like petals. The stamen are white and curved. The fruit is a green capsule 12.5 cm long. It contains many large seed. It is like a cocoa pod. There are 10-24 seeds.

A tropical plant. It is native to Central America. It grows on alluvial plains and lowland rainforests. It suits humid locations. In Townsville BG.

Common names : Saba nut, Glabrous pachira, Amendoim-de-arvore, American chestnut, Cacau-do-maranhao, Cacau-selvagem, Castanha-da-praia, Castanha-do-maranhao, Castano de Guinea, Kalanga ya wazungu, Mamorana, Nguba nquela, Nguba mputu, “Pachira nut",

Synonyms :

Bombacopsis glabra (Pasq.) Robyns;
Bombax anisophyllum Buxb.;
Bombax columellatum Buxb.;
Bombax glabrum (Pasq.) Robyns;
Bombax kimuenzae De Wilderman & T. Durand;
Bombax oleaginum (Decne) A. Robyns;
Carolinea campestris (Mart. & Zucc.) Decne
Pachira affinis (Mart.) Decne;
Pachira campestris (Mart. & Zucc.) Decne;
Pachira oleaginea Decne;
Pochota glabra (Pasq.) Bullock;