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Synonyms for brazil nut

tall South American tree bearing brazil nuts

three-sided tropical American nut with white oily meat and hard brown shell

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Soon we reach a clutch of mature Brazil nut trees soaring into the canopy above.
Gribel, and P Wegge, "Seed dispersal of the Brazil nut tree (Bertholletia excelsa) by scatter-hoarding rodents in a central amazonian forest," Journal of Tropical Ecology, vol.
This is of great benefit for the growth of new Brazil nut trees. Seeds that remain inside fruits will eventually rot whereas those buried by agoutis often germinate and grow before the animal gets back to them.
Among the other useful plant species are the guarana, which has four to five times the amount of caffeine as coffee and is a popular analgesic and diarrhea cure, and the Brazil nut tree whose nuts are sold and eaten around the world.
'Both sound proactive management of natural Brazil nut tree populations and protection of the larger primary forest areas where the trees are found are required to avert the decline of Brazil nut populations and the erosion of this cornerstone of the Amazonian economy,' the scientists wrote.
The city council said the street name had been chosen by residents who wanted to name it after the brazil nut tree.
observed that the introduction into soybean of a gene from the Brazil nut tree [Bertholletia excelsa (Castanheira) Humb.
Until I saw a Brazil nut tree for the first time, I had no idea of the surprise awaiting mean and that it would change my relationship with the forest forever.
The Brazil Nut Tree is found typically in the northern area of Brazil.
It was soaring high over the rainforest canopy, hunting for food to give to its partner to feed the two chicks squawking in their nest wedged high in a brazil nut tree.
* Castanha do Para, or Brazil nut tree (Bertholletia excelsa), is described as the tallest and most impressive tree in the Amazon forest.