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  • n. A tree from the West Indies that was valued for its wood and was one of two species, Manilkara albescens or Manilkara bidentata, both from the Sapotaceae family.


Borrowing from√°cana, probably from Ciboney languages or Taino. (Wiktionary)


  • The first story includes the plants "aguacatillo" (Alchornea latifolia), crabwood or "najes√≠" (Carapa guianensis), and "acana" (Manilkara albescens); the second story has ebony (Diospyros caribaea), Ocotea floribunda, Oxandra laurifolia, Talauma minor, Terminalia spp., and Ficus spp.; and the third story has numerous species of arborescent ferns, Mirtaceae and Melastomataceae.

    Cuban moist forests

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