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SYNONYMS

Cassuvium Lam. Rhinocarpus Bertero & Balb. ex Kunth

ANACARDIUM is a genus of flowering plants in the family Anacardiaceae , native to tropical regions of the Americas
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CONTENTS

* 1 Etymology * 2 Selected species * 3 References * 4 External links

ETYMOLOGY

The name Anacardium, originally from the Greek, actually refers to the nut, core or heart of the fruit, which is outwardly located (ana means "upwards" and -cardium means "heart").

SELECTED SPECIES

* Anacardium
Anacardium
corymbosum Barb.Rodr. * Anacardium excelsum
Anacardium excelsum
L. - Wild Cashew * Anacardium giganteum (Bertero & Balb. ex Kunth) Skeels - Caja Acu, also known as Wild Cashew, used medicinally * Anacardium humile Hance ex Engl. * Anacardium microcarpum A.St.-Hil. * Anacardium
Anacardium
nanum A.St.-Hil. * Anacardium
Anacardium
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* ^ " Anacardium
Anacardium
L.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2009-11-23. Retrieved 2010-02-10. * ^ "Species Records of Anacardium". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2010-02-10.

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