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
Available in store only.