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Bertholletia excelsa

Classification

Order: Lecythidales
   Family: Lecythidaceae
            Genus: Bertholletia
                        Specie: Bertholletia excelsa

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 120 ft (36 m)

Cultivation: Rich moist soil

Features: Large oblong leaves; panicles of white creamy flowers

Uses: Timber tree Brazil nuts

Zones:

Description: An impressive tree in terms of size, foliage and fruit, the Brazil nut forms a solid trunk with heavy branches clothed in deep green, leathery, oblong leaves up to 15?in (38?cm) long, often with wavy edges. Its 11?4?in (30?mm) wide, white to creamy yellow

Growth Habit: Tall rainforest tree

Comments: Not often seen in cultivation





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