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Copyright: renato balocco (rbalocco) (50)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-26
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
Exposure: f/2.8, 30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-26 20:01
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Points: 2
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Esta palmeira atinge até 30 m de altura e um diâmetro (DAP) de até 60 cm. Este exemplar produz frutos grandes, de até 10 cm de comprimento, ovóides e com 1 a 5 sementes. As sementes de algumas espécies brasileiras são empregadas no Pará para defumar a borracha.
This palm tree grows up to 30 meters and produces fruits ( it looks like, but its not banana) with 10 centimeters in length. Seeds from some variations of this palm tree are used to smoke rubber in Pará, Brazil

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To shirgold: urucurirbalocco 1 09-27 19:20
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Hi Renato,
Not an easy one with so much contrast between the fruits in the shade and the sun light in the BG.

Are these fruits edible? I know there is a similar palm in Bolivia and the fruits are very tasty (but do not have much 'meat') - I wonder if it's the same palm
TFS - Shir

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