Saturday, September 1, 2007

Cachewnötsträd vid Alter do Cháo, Pará, Brazil

- Stoppa bussen, sa vår guide, Håkan. Och så fick vi en förevisning av och en massa ny kunskap om kashevnötter! Och så blev det några bilder i januari 2007.

Här några rader ur Wikipedia.

The Cashew (Anacardium occidentale; Anacardium curatellifolium) is a tree in the flowering plant family Anicardiaceae. The plant is native to northeastern Brazil, where it is called by its Portugese name Caju (the fruit) or Cajueiro (the tree). It is now widely grown in tropical climates for its cashew "nuts" and cashew apples.

What appears to be the fruit of the cashew tree is an oval or pear-shaped accesory fruit or false fruit that develops from the receptacle of the cashew flower. Called the cashew apple, better known in Central America as "marañón", it ripens into a yellow and/or red structure about 5–11 cm long.

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