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Excerpt from Catalogue of Economic Plants in the Collection of the U. S: Department of Agriculture
Artocarpus integrifolia. - The jack of the Indian Archipelago, cultivated for its fruit, which is a favorite article among the natives, as also are the roasted seeds. The wood is much used, and resembles mahogany. Bird-lime is made from the juice.
Astrocaryum vulgare. - Every part of this South American palm is covered with sharp spines. It is cultivated to some extent by the Indians of Brazil for the sake of its young leaves, which furnish a strong fiber for making bow strings, fishing nets, etc. The finer threads are knitted into hammocks, which are of great strength. It Is known as Tucum thread. The pulp of the fruit furnishes an oil. In Guiana it is called the Aoura palm.
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