Tagua Nut

Tagua Nut (Phytelephas genus)



Common names: Tagua, Vegetable Ivory, Palm Ivory



Distribution : From southern Panama along the Andes to Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, northwestern Brazil, and Peru



Color/appearance : Brown outer shell, cream interior.



Janka hardness: 2.5 on the Mohs scale



Density: 6.25 lbf


Allergies/Toxicity: Non toxic. Edible.



Sustainability: CITES: No, IUCN: No



Common Uses: Inlays, accents, and small carvings



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