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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