Entry Detail

Gymnocladus dioicus L. K. Koch
Kentucky coffee tree


Entry Type:  
Species
Scientific Name:  
Gymnocladus dioicus L. K. Koch
Common Name:  
Kentucky coffee tree
Myaamia Name:  
šoošookwalalaakanišaahkwa
Description:  

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Costa, D. 2005 Use - Material 

"ch8ch8c8inagan8injaki", beans from the fruit are used to play [games].

Gonella, M.P 2003-2006 Use - Food 

Seeds eaten by William Francis Hale.

Botanical Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. and Cronquist, A. 1991 Habitat

Occurs in rich, moist woods; uncommon.

Related Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Data Comments
Gonella, M.P 2003-2006  

šoošookwalalaakani is the term for the Kentucky coffee fruit, or 'berry'

Blair, E 1911  

Algonquians play the game of straws with seeds, probably taken from the honey locust tree or Kentucky coffee-tree.