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Bertholletia excelsa
(Brazil nut)

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Bertholletia excelsa (Brazil nut)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 19 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Bertholletia excelsa
  • Preferred Common Name
  • Brazil nut
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Agroforestry
  • Essential oils
  • Miscellaneous materials
  • Nuts
  • Oil/fat

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Pictures

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Reserva el Tigre, Riberalta, Bolivia.
TitleMature tree
CaptionReserva el Tigre, Riberalta, Bolivia.
CopyrightGillian Myers
Reserva el Tigre, Riberalta, Bolivia.
Mature treeReserva el Tigre, Riberalta, Bolivia.Gillian Myers
Reserva el Tigre, Riberalta, Bolivia.
TitleSeedling
CaptionReserva el Tigre, Riberalta, Bolivia.
CopyrightGillian Myers
Reserva el Tigre, Riberalta, Bolivia.
SeedlingReserva el Tigre, Riberalta, Bolivia.Gillian Myers
Empty fruits after removal of nuts by harvesters.
TitleFruits
CaptionEmpty fruits after removal of nuts by harvesters.
CopyrightGillian Myers
Empty fruits after removal of nuts by harvesters.
FruitsEmpty fruits after removal of nuts by harvesters.Gillian Myers

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Bertholletia excelsa Bonpl.

Preferred Common Name

  • Brazil nut

International Common Names

  • English: Brazilnut; creamnut; Paránut
  • Spanish: castaña; nuez de Brasil; nuez de Pará
  • French: noyer de Para; noyer du Brésil; noyer du Brésil

Local Common Names

  • Brazil: amendoeira-da-américa; castanha; castanha verdadeira; castanha-do-Brasil; castanha-do-maranhao; castanha-do-Pará; castanha-mansa; castanha-verdadeira; castanheira; castanheira-do-maranhao; castanheira-do-pará; castanheira-rosa; castanheiro; castanheiro-do-pará; noz-do-brasil; tucari
  • Colombia: castaña del Maranon
  • Germany: Paranussbaum
  • Italy: noce del Brasile
  • Netherlands: para-not-boom
  • Spain: castaña del Brasil; castaño de Pará; nuez del Brasil
  • Suriname: Brazilnoot
  • Venezuela: juria; yubia

EPPO code

  • BTHEX (Bertholletia excelsa)

Trade name

  • Brazil nut

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Theales
  •                         Family: Lecythidaceae
  •                             Genus: Bertholletia
  •                                 Species: Bertholletia excelsa

Uses List

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Environmental

  • Agroforestry

Human food and beverage

  • Nuts
  • Oil/fat

Materials

  • Essential oils
  • Miscellaneous materials
  • Wood/timber

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Source of medicine/pharmaceutical
  • Traditional/folklore

Wood Products

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Boats

Containers

  • Vats

Furniture

Railway sleepers

Roundwood

  • Piles
  • Posts

Sawn or hewn building timbers

  • Carpentry/joinery (exterior/interior)
  • Flooring
  • For heavy construction
  • For light construction
  • Wall panelling

Veneers