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In Southeast Asia a few dika cousins can be found. Mainly, they are renowned as prime candidates for high-priced tropical timbers. But one, Irvingia malayana Oliver ex Bennett, is the source of a vegetable oil called “cay-cay fat.” In Nigeria are found two other species, Irvingia smittii Hook.f. and Irvingia grandifolia (Engl.) Engl, the latter used as timber.



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