Caryocar

Caryocar

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Caryocar is a genus of flowering plants, in the South American family Caryocaraceae. There are 15 species in this genus, all trees that yield a strong timber. Eight species within the genus Caryocar have edible fruits, called souari-nuts or sawarri-nuts. The most well-known species is probably the Pekea-nut (C. nuciferum). In Brazil the Pequi (C. brasiliense) is most popular; it has a variety of uses, not the least among them being the production of pequi oil. Furthermore, some species are used by indigenous peoples to produce poisons for hunting.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Anim Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136764253
  • 9786136764252