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Looking for an ingredient called orejuela

TLC555 | Jul 22, 201511:29 PM     1

Hello, I'm trying to make authentic Xocolatl (chocolate), and all the reference material I'm using points to an ingredient known as xochinacaztli, otherwise known as orejuela, or ear flower. The ground petals of the ear flower were used to spice chocolate in the time of the Aztecs. The scientific name of the plant is cymbopetalum penduliflorum. I have looked online and in the stores around my area (I'm in Norfolk, VA) and have found pretty much nothing. Where and how do I find this ingredient without having to travel to central america? (the pictures posted are some of the only pictures I've even been able to find)
Thank you, and I hope y'all have better luck than I have had so far.

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