brazil nut

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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.
In the very first areas planted in the early 1980s, the translocated stingless bee hives are thriving, epiphytes have been reintroduced from more recently cleared areas and a Brazil nut tree is already 40-m tall.
This is of great benefit for the growth of new Brazil nut trees.
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.
The scientists surveyed 23 natural Brazil nut tree populations and found that populations that have been extensively harvested over several to many decades are dominated by older trees, with very few younger trees present.
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.