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Coula edulis, Gabon Nut, African Walnut, Bush Kola

Coula edulis

Gabon Nut, African Walnut, Bush Kola
Family: Olacaceae
Origin: West Africa
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterEthnomedical plant.
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Coula edulis is an evergreen tree growing to a height of 25-38 m, and has a dense crown that can cast deep shade.

The nut is an ellipsoidal drupe 3-4 cm long, with flesh surrounding the kernel, 5-6 mm thick, smooth in texture and can be red or green. A good dessert nut with a pleasant taste. It can be eaten raw, grilled or boiled.

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