La Castaña Amazónica
Mater Iniciativa's work with Bertholletia excelsa.
The primary dispersal of Bertholletia excelsa, best known as the Brazil Nut, is through forest rodents, like the agouti. The large fruits, which can weigh as much as 2 kilos each, are broken open by these animals to reveal the roughly twenty nuts inside. Some are eaten, while others…
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