Ceroxylon andicola


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Noun1.Ceroxylon andicola - palm of the Andes yielding a resinous wax which is mixed with tallow to make candlesCeroxylon andicola - palm of the Andes yielding a resinous wax which is mixed with tallow to make candles
feather palm - palm having pinnate or featherlike leaves
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It seems more likely that he anticipates the imbrication of raw sensation and "plant geography" experienced by Humboldt in the Andes when, with his feet shredded and his clothes in rags, he was absorbed into the physiology of the waxood palm, ceroxylon andicola (Michael Dettelbach, "The Stimulations of Travel," in Felix Driver and Luciana Martins, Tropical Visions in an Age of Empire [U of Chicago P, 2005], 45-47).