One of the more exotic plants. The fruit with the nut looks like something out of a Dr. Seuss children's book. Locals eat the fresh fruit The shell of the nut is toxic, so it must be removed and then the nut must be roasted properly to not have poor digestive side effects. Parrots love these trees.
Zamora, N., Gonzalez J. & Poveda, LJ (in prep.). 1999. Trees and Shrubs of the Dry Forest of Costa Rica. National Biodiversity Institute, Costa Rica.