An herbarium specimen collected by J. A.
Steyermark in Venezuela in 1945 bears the note
"Fresh fruit are said to produce a kind of loco [=
crazy] feeling.... [T'] he ground fruit is boiled" (von
Reis and Lipp 1982, 175*). The fruit is also known
as arepa de maiz, "maize breads" (cf. Zea mays).

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