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Hymenaea courbaril, Inga megacarpa, Hymenaea animifera, Stinking Toe, Jatoba, Coapinole, Courbaril

Hymenaea courbaril, Inga megacarpa, Hymenaea animifera

Stinking Toe, Jatoba, Coapinole, Courbaril
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: Central and South America
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.EdibleSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Plant has "Stinking Toe" name because its seedpods look like big, fat toes and are said to smell like smelly feet or toes. The fruit is however very delicious. The pulp of Stinking Toe is sweet tasting and eaten fresh or made into a beverage. Plant has also many uses in folk medicine from alleviating headaches to treating gout. White, fragrant flowers are pollinated by bats. This plant produces usable copal resins, mostly underground and at the base of the tree. Orange sticky gum converts to amber, but this process takes millions of years. This forms a hard polymer that is resistant to natural decay processes.

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