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72.000 trees

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We do perform this work  from an ancestral vision, studying and restoring native tree species, that had gradually disappeared. At the moment our efforts are focused on planting the following species, identified by the natives as “endangered”. With each tree we aim to provide value to the diversity of the forest and the needs of the community. Beyond creating oxygen, we sow future for indigenous people.

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Reforestacion-Amazonas-salvar-siembra-arboles-regala un árbol-savingtheamazon.jpgManú o Minquartia guianensis is the only specie in the monotypic genus in the family Minquartia of olacáceas. It is native to America.


They are trees that reach a size of up to 20 m tall, with white latex, hairless twigs. elliptic to oblong leaves, 10-25 cm long and 4-7 (-10) cm wide, acuminate apex, obtuse to rounded base, glabrous, resinous undersides drawn with small black dots, parallel tertiary nerves and connecting the lateral ribs by way of steps; petiole (1-) 1.5-3 (-4) cm long, clearly crossed the adaxial surface. Spiny inflorescences 2-7 cm long, individual flowers in fascicles; cupuliforme chalice, 1 mm long, 5-6-lobed, deltate wolves or just small teeth; corolla campanulate, 1.5-2 mm long, 5-6-lobed, wolves in puberulent, pale white to yellow inner surfaces; stamens 10, inserted just below the mouth of the corolla, filaments glabrous; globose,, short style, stigma slightly lobed-3-5. Fruit drupe, ellipsoid, 2-3 cm long, endocarpo tuberculate; seed.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT: It is a rare species found in the rain forests of the Atlantic area; at an altitude of 10-20 meters, 3 from Nicaragua to tropical South America.

Reforestacion-Amazonas-salvar-siembra-arboles-regala un árbol-savingtheamazon.jpgAguacatillo, it is a tree of the Lauraceae family it could be found in a range that goes from Venezuela to Peru.

In Venezuela it is possible to find it in the mountains of the coast and the Andes from 800 to 2000 meters. Has a fairly rapid growth and its root system is deep. It measures 6 to 15m high. yellow flowers in panicles. Fruit globose, less than 1 cm in diameter from green to blackish.

observations: straight and clean tree with commercial bole of 12m.redish wood. subglobose green when unripe fruits.


Cientific name: Beilschmiedia brasiliensis

Kingdom: Plants

Phylum: Magnoliophyta

Class: Magnoliopsida

Order: Laurales

Family: Lauraceae

Gender: Beilschmiedia

Specific epithet: brasiliensis

Reforestacion-Amazonas-salvar-siembra-arboles-regala un árbol-savingtheamazon.jpgSimarouba amara Is a tree specie that belongs to the family Simaroubaceae.


They are trees or shrubs, which reach a size of 3-30 m high; dioecious plants. The imparipinnadas leaves, 10-30 cm long, with 6-18 leaflets, obovate, 3-9 cm long and 1-3 cm wide, rounded at apex emarginate, acuminate acute at the base, generally dark green or olive green on upper surface, lighter on the undersides and yellow-green. Panicles 10-30 cm long, unisexual flowers, sepals 5, 1 mm long, green or green olives; petals 5, 4-7 mm long, usually yellow but often with green or red hues; stamens 10, filaments 1-2.5 mm long, with an appendix at the base, anthers 1-1.5 mm long, very reduced in pistillate flowers; gineceo 5-carpelar and 5-locular, free stigmata. Drupe 1-5, compressed, elliptical-lenticular, 1.5-2 cm long and 1-1.5 cm wide, orange or red at maturity.

Distribution and habitat: Common in open areas and deciduous forests, areas of the Pacific and Atlantic at an altitude of 0-500 meters; from Belize to Brazil and the West Indies. There are two forms of this species: one corresponding to the type of S. amara and is a large forest tree with petals and smaller anthers; and the other form, typical of open environments, is a smaller tree, with slightly larger petals and anthers and is representative of the taxon called S. glauca. The difficulty of assigning all specimens of these two species described in addition to the existence of numerous intermediate forms are arguments for joining these names under one kind.

Uses: Its seeds produce edible oil. The tree is very suitable for warm weather and the humid tropics. Its cultivation depends on the distribution of rainfall, the water retention capacity of the soil and subsoil moisture. It is suitable for temperatures of 10-40 ° C. It can grow at altitudes from sea level to 1,000 m. Reaches a size of 12 to 15 m high and has a wingspan of 7.6 to 9.1 m. It has yellow flowers and fleshy fruit elongated oval purple.

Cultivation:It’s easy to spread by seed, grafting and tissue culture technology. The fruits are harvested in April / May, when ripe and dried in the sun for a week. The skin is removed and seeds are grown in plastic bags to produce seedlings to 2 to 3 months old, young trees can be transplanted to a plantation.

Environmental impact: The tree forms a well-developed root system and dense evergreen foliage efficiently controlling soil erosion is compatible with microbial life of the soil and improves the position of groundwater. Besides converting solar energy into biochemical energy all year round, overheating the ground surface is checked throughout the year and especially during the summer. Large-scale planting in wastelands facilitates land development, becomes the atmospheric buildup of carbon dioxide into oxygen and contributes to reducing the greenhouse effect or global warming.

Properties: The leaves the bark and the root are used. Other popular names in Guatemala: Jocote mico, Negrito; Olive; Pasac.

the leaves and the root are usefull for infusion or to treat malaria, gastrointestinal disorders (diarrhea, atonic dyspepsia, weakness, amebiasis, roundworm, whipworm, vomiting), nervousness, intermittent fevers, cough. Tincture of leaves has antiamoebic activity. The crushed leaves are applied topically to treat skin conditions and some forms of cancer.

Reforestacion-Amazonas-salvar-siembra-arboles-regala un árbol-savingtheamazon.jpgMyrcianthes leucoxyla called Arrayan or guayabo de castilla is a specie of plant in the Myrtaceae family and gender Myrcianthes.


The myrtle grows between 6 and 16 meters tall cup has rounded, with dense, twisted, angular and gnarled branches ocasionas. It is an evergreen plant; the stem exhibits a brownish-reddish crust color off in small strips; the leaves are opposite, leather-like texture, smooth, wide, elliptical, resinous, aromatic, with protruding ribs on both sides but predominating in the bottom; They have a length of 2 to 5 cm. The flowers are yellowish-white. However, the leaves of humid environments and low light can be different, being lanceolate, long, narrow 5 to 7 cm.3 The fruit is large round, green and red when the start-pale yellow or cream when ripe; the fruit has a single seed rounded.

its close to other species such as Myrica parvifolia, and Prunus tomentosa Weinmannia buxifolia. Myrtles attract many insects during the flowering season, trees covered with a blanket of white flowers stay swarms of bees and flies that feed on and pollinate; then they sprout the fruits are edible and have a ‘aromatic’ flavor. These serve as food for birds, including the blackbirds (great thrush) and picaflor (masked flowerpiercer).

Uses: This species can be used by part of hedgerows and plant it near the beds of streams and rivers in order to provide shade. It is customary to use their leaves to relieve pain by chewing molars and its fruits are used to feed birds in captivity, according to the Botanical Garden José Celestino Mutis of Bogota.

Because of its relatively small size, dense crown and aromatic smell, is used as an ornamental plant which partly contributed to its preservation after the destruction of native forests in their area of distribution., it also has been used to stop sources of erosion and maintenance watercourses.

The infusion of cortex and root is used to treat malaria, gastrointestinal disorders (diarrhea, atonic dyspepsia, weakness, amebiasis, roundworm, whipworm, vomiting), nervousness, intermittent fevers, cough. Tincture of leaves has antiamoebic activity. The crushed leaves are applied topically to treat skin conditions and some forms of cancer.

Reforestacion-Amazonas-salvar-siembra-arboles-regala un árbol-savingtheamazon.jpgEPEREA PURPUREA.

Eperua is a genus of tropical trees comprising 15 species belonging to the family Fabaceae subfamily Caesalpiniaceae.

Fabaceae (Fabaceae) or legumes (Leguminosae) are a family of the order of Fabales. Meets trees, shrubs and perennial or annual herbs easily recognizable by their type fruit vegetable and composed and stipulated leaves. It is a family of cosmopolitan distribution with about 730 genera and about 19,400 species, which makes it the third family with greater wealth of species after Compositae (Asteraceae) and orchids (Orchidaceae). This species richness is particularly concentrated in the branches of the mimosoideae and fabóideas, and containing about 9.4% of all species of eudicotiledóneas.5 It has been estimated that about 16% of all species tree in neotropical rainforests are members of this family. Also, family Fabaceae are more represented in the tropical rain forests and dry forests of America and Africa.

Regardless of the disagreements that until recently existed over whether Fabaceae should be treated as a single family of three subfamilies or as three separate families, there is a lot of information and both molecular evidence as morphological underpinning the legumes are one family monofilética.7 This view has been reinforced not only by the degree of interrelation exhibiting different groups within the family compared to that found among legumes and their closest relatives, but also for all recent analysis based phylogenetic sequences DNA. Such studies confirm that legumes are a monophyletic group and is closely related to the family Polygalaceae, surianaceae and Quillajaceae with those that make the Fabales order.

Together with cereals and some tropical fruits and roots, various legumes have been the basis of the human diet for millennia, being an inseparable companion use of human evolution.

Reforestacion-Amazonas-salvar-siembra-arboles-regala un árbol-savingtheamazon.jpgOCOTEA ESMERALDANA

Remarks: Shrub 2 m. high, low. unripe fruit, green whitish, 1-2 mm. in diameter, on dark green stalk. Make medium green, light green with yellowish midrib beneath.

Lauraceae, Lauraceae, is a family of angiosperms the order Laurales. It consists of 55 genera with about 3500 species, distributed in the tropics of the Old and New World, and some of its temperate zones.


Scientific Name: Ocotea esmeraldana Kingdom: Phylum: Magnoliophyta Class: Magnoliopsida Order: Laurales Family: Lauraceae Genus: Ocotea Specific epithet: esmeraldana.

Description: Trees up to 50 m or shrubs, usually evergreen, rarely parasitic creepers herbs (Cassytha). Indumentum of simple, unicellular or hairs are glabrous.

Opposite or seemingly whorled, simple, whole Leaves alternate (rarely lobed), often leathery, bright green above and glaucous undersides, rarely different young leaves of adult, reduced to scales in Cassytha, Anomocytic stomata, more or less sunk.

Stems often with buttresses or, rarely with pneumatophores and stilt roots. Branches often keeled. generally smooth bark, often with lenticels small flat, round, or sometimes with deep fissures, containing crystals, usually calcium oxalate or silica.

inflorescences usually determined and axillary, tirsoides, tirso-paniculate, dibotrioides or pseudoumbeladas rarely capitulated, or rarely solitary flowers by reducing the inflorescence; usually with an involucre of bracts at the base of each umbeliforme group, rarely the whole inflorescence included in large bracts before anthesis or without involucres.

dioecious or monoecious plant with unisexual flowers perfect or presenting gynodioecy.

small flowers, (1-) 2-8 (-20) mm diameter Actinomorphic generally trimeric (rarely dimeric, tetrameric, pentameric or irregular), usually greenish yellowish or whitish, reddish rare time. usually separated from the ovary, small to markedly dilated and urceolado receptacle. Perianth with 2 (-4) whorls usually similar tepaloides elements, 1-2 staminodial extraordinary internal whorls of origin. Androceo usually in 4 whorls, of which the internal usually sterile or absent, sometimes 1-2 whorls more also sterile or absent, the third whorl usually with a pair of basal glands, sometimes the number of whorls than 4 , total (3-) 12 (-32) elements, anthers (1-) 2- or 4-esporangiadas, in this case a pair of microsporangia above the other, in the two outer whorls extrorsas, in the third or introrsas extrorsas rarely latrorsointrorsas or latrorsoextrorsas, 2 or 4 dehiscence base to apex valves, connective prominent apically. 1 unilocular carpel gynoecium, súpero (ínfero in Hypodaphnis, semiínfero in Eusideroxylon and Potoxylon) style with a deep ventral groove throughout, apical stigma capitate, papillose; egg one pendulum, anatropous with dorsal raphe bitégmico, crassinucellate, apical placentation.

Lindera melissifolia: shaped fruit subspherical to clavate or ellipsoidal in monospermous berry, sometimes the receptacle and the fruit pedicel enlarged and forming a to fleshy woody dome around the whole fruit or just the base (aspect of acorns) forming a dome, often colored, or a drupe with endocarpo just developed. Tépalos rarely become accrescent. Exocarp usually bright, sometimes waxy black to dark purple, rarely of another color, mesocarp usually fleshy, little or very thickened (Persea), with numerous eleócitos and mucilage cells and sometimes sclereids, usually endocarpo of a single layer of cells thick lignified woody Cassytha wall.

Seeds with thin testa (hard in Cassytha) without endosperm, embryo straight, well developed, with very large cotyledons, ruminados in Ravensara.

Polen more or less spheroidal, oblate in Eusideroxylon and some species of Cryptocarya, inaperturate, exine very thin, discontinuous apparently fully formed by the ectexina, usually echinate, often lurid between, thick intine and stratified;however, Cryptocarya natalensis shows a fully developed exina.

Chromosomal number x = 12 (15?); karyotype little variable, 2n = 24, 36, 42, 48, 72.

Ecology: The leaves of some species have domatia in the axils of the nerves, inhabited by mites. protóginas flowers, often with complex systems of flowering to prevent selfing. The fruits are an important food source for birds, usually specialized (Cotingidae, Columbidae, Trogonidae, Rhamphastidae, etc.) and highly dependent on this food. Birds eat the whole fruit and regurgitate the seeds intact, expanding in the best conditions for germination (bats are). Secondarily, the dispersion made monkeys, squirrels, porcupines, opossums, and fish. the hydrochory is known in Caryodaphnopsis.

Fruit of Persea americana: The family is distributed in tropical areas, except for few species that inhabit temperate areas of both hemispheres. The main centers of diversity are found in the Indo-Malayan region and Central and South America, being relatively poor in species Africa. They inhabit tropical montane forests, reaching some species to reach 4000 m, but are even more frequent in lowland rain forests. Some species have adapted to extreme conditions: semiarid climates, forests periodic flooding or sand almost without nutrients.

Uses: lauráceas are important components of many forests and jungles around the globe. The product is now more appreciated avocado, fruit of the avocado tree (Persea americana), used in salads and in obtaining oil for cosmetics. In times past, one of the main spices, cinnamon, was obtained from the bark of cinnamon or cinnamon tree (Cinnamomum verum) and a few closely related species of inferior quality. Cassia bark of Cinnamomum cassia is obtained. perfumes and essential oils drugs rosaeodora Aniba, Ocotea odorifera and Cinnamomum camphora (camphor) are extracted. The wood of some species is exploited locally for its strength or its beauty, for furniture, but only a few are marketed worldwide: Chlorocardium Rodiaei.

Eusideroxylon zwageri, porous Ocotea and Endiandra palmerstonii. South African overexploited species (Ocotea bullata) had to be protected.

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Aspidosperma is a genus of flowering plants in the family Apocynaceae. The genus includes trees and shrubs originating in South America. their leaves are arranged alternately generally with small flowers that are joined at peaks. its seeds are winged.


Trees 8-20 m in height, trunk diameter 80 cm, relatively thin branches, glabrous, sparsely rimosas. oblong to elliptic leaf, short and abruptly acuminate to obtuse or rounded apex base obtuse cuneate sharply, 4- 12 cm long, 1- 4 cm wide, firmly membranous, crosslinking of the tertiary venation prominent on both surfaces , glabrous; petioles 1.0- 1.5 cm in length or slightly less. Subterminally inflorescences grouped in the highest part of the leaf axils, dicasio, relatively dense, GIS- puberulent, 1- 3 cm in length, tiny bracts. Lobes broadly ovate, acute or rounded cup, 0.5- 1.0 mm long, adpreso- pilosulos. Corolla whitish or yellowish, densely puberulent adpreso- about glabra, 2.5- 3.0 mm tube length and about 1 mm wide at the insertion of the stamens, lobes ovate, 0.5- 1.5mm in length. Stamens inserted just above half the corolla tube, anthers about 0.5 mm long, densely puberulent. Follicles clavado- oblong, ovoid ovary about 0.5mm in length, 3- 6 cm and 1.0- 1.5 cm wide, very conspicuously lenticelados, seeds 2- 3.5 cm length obtuse, winged basally.

Applications: Dugand Professor Armando ( cit. By WOODSON, 1951) reports that Mueller Arg aspidosperma polyneuron In Martius, produces excellent structural wood, the heartwood is a beautiful orange pink and opaque white sap gray . According collectors appear green trees ever. According BARRIGA Garcia (1974), 3 both the bark and leaves aspidosperma polyneuron Mueller Arg. In Martius, are used in decoction for rheumatic and antispasmodic. It serves as a disinfectant in the wounds of animals. Applied as a poultice for tumors. Uses: This species, known under its common name of “carreto” is used in interior and exterior construction of high effort and millwork that does not require a high dimensional stability; in climate zones little variable, can be used for floors and stairs, frames boats and crosspieces (using dry wood) Special .the usage because of their high resistance is focus on Special applications requiring high resistance to acid, like bows for violins and sport articles.

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Commonly called guanandi, calambuco, arary or cedar, is a génerocalophyllum tree, typical of tropical and subtropical forest regions perhumid south america, central america.


Perennial tree 20 to 50 m tall, with dense rounded crown. The trunk, which can reach 1.8 m in diameter, is straight, cylindrical, grayish color, with yellowish longitudinal lines and fissured bark. Exuding a yellowish pegajoso.2 latex and leaves are simple and opposite, of between 6.3 to 12.5 cm long and 3.2 to 6.3 cm wide, elliptical-obovate to oblong, leathery color bright and with the beam lighter green undersides. The vein pattern is more prominent on the underside and the secondary ribs are parallel to each other; the edge of the leaves is corrugated. The flowers are grouped in panicles from 2.5 to 9 cm long, are about 10 to 13 mm in diameter, with four (two older than the other two) white sepals and one to four smaller than the sepals white petals. The fruit is a drupe globular about 25 to 30 mm in diameter.

Distribution and habitat: It is widely distributed in Brazil, from Santa Catarina to Para, Pantanal and the Amazon. It is also common in Paraguay, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Dominican Republic and Cuba. Their natural habitat ranges from sea level to 1200 meters, in subtropical forests, lowland and montane forests. It supports all types of soil, even sandy, rocky and saline. Uses: The wood is used in construction and ebanistería.En folk medicine, latex is used against ulcers and gastritis. properties are also attributed to prostate conditions for sunburn and as a healing. Some components present in the latex and leaves appear to be inhibitors of HIV.

Reforestacion-Amazonas-salvar-siembra-arboles-regala un árbol-savingtheamazon.jpgCouma macrocarpa is a specie of Amazonian tree of the family Apocynaceae, that is native to Central and South America.

Distribution and habitat: Distributed by Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Guyana, French Guyana, Surinam, Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. In the Peruvian Amazon river; growis in the regions of Loreto, San Martin, Ucayali, Madre de Dios, Huanuco, and Pasco. It is found at varying altitudes from 0 to 1,000 meters above sea level in non floodable areas, well-drained, fertile soil. It adapts well to Ultisols and Oxisoles; can tolerate long periods of drought.


Trees are medium to large, with copious latex. The, mostly arranged at the ends of twigs thinner, broadly elliptic 6-35 cm long and 4-18 cm wide, apex broadly rounded with an abrupt short accumbens, base obtuse whorled leaves almost truncated, more or less puberulous beneath, with numerous side, straight, parallel and almost at right angles to the main nerve nerves. The inflorescence is paniculate with pink flowers; cupuliforme chalice with rounded-oblong, 2-2.5 mm long wolves; the hypocrateriform corolla puberula out, tube 7-10 mm long, narrowly oblong wolves 5-10 mm long. The fruits are globose up to 3 cm in diameter, fleshy, 1 seed.

Uses: The wood served to make railroad ties Pacific. In World War II, the milky substance or latex is used to make chewing gum industrially.

The sticky white latex gum eaten to treat diarrhea and skin diseases. It is used to waterproof canoes. The latex has been harvested for plastics and rubber. The fruit is milky, like gum, sweet taste, and attracts monkeys.

Reforestacion-Amazonas-salvar-siembra-arboles-regala un árbol-savingtheamazon.jpgPOCOTEA The gunguve’cco (Ocotea Poison)

Is a tree of the family Lauraceae, native to northwestern Amazonia, Ecuador and Colombia border.

Uses: The fruits are part of curare made by the tribe of the Kofanes in the northwestern Amazon, who are the most knowledgeable of curare plants.

Curare is a poison used for hunting. In the cortex and poisonous alkaloid Ocotea seeds are as rodiasine (C38H42N2O6), 3 d- tubocurarine related originally found in the species Chondrodendron tomentosum.

Discovered in 1930, d- tubocurarine has been used by doctors and pharmacologists to relax muscles during surgery and neurologic diseases.

Reforestacion-Amazonas-salvar-siembra-arboles-regala un árbol-savingtheamazon.jpgThe umari, guacure, yure or teechi is a plant native to the Amazon, distributed both wild in the natural forest and cultivated in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, in non-flooded wetlands, between 23 ° and 25 ° C. and up to 500 meters.


A tree up to 40 m height, 1 m in diameter. Cultured reaches 7 to 14 m tall and 28-35 cm in diameter. Sheets 21 cm by 11 cm length wide. The fruit is a drupe obovoid 5 to 10 cm in length and 4 to 8 cm in diameter; thin, smooth, shiny, yellow, black, red or green shell; edible mesocarp 2 to 5 mm thick texture like butter fat, yellow and pleasant taste, contains fat, carbohydrates, protein, zinc, calcium and vitamin A; endocarp hard, woody, it contains a large seed with abundant endosperm.

It spreads or endocarpo containing sowing seed in bags and then transplanted. It can be planted in the shade associated with other crops. Germination occurs from 38 days after planting, at 3 years is bearing fruit and the 5 is in full production. It is harvested in the ground the same day as the fruit falls.

Uses: fresh fruit pulp. It has a nice strong characteristic flavor and aroma. It is consumed directly in natural state, accompanied by cassava or manioc flour cooked with rice; traditionally smeared the cassava (yuca bread) or to other foods like butter. Preparing pulp cahuana, traditional nonalcoholic based drink cassava starch.

Reforestacion-Amazonas-salvar-siembra-arboles-regala un árbol-savingtheamazon.jpgBrasiliensis, commonly called rubber tree, rubber tree or seringueira (Portuguese), is a tree of the family Euphorbiaceae 20 to 30 m tall (exceptionally 45 m).


The trunk is straight and cylindrical 30 to 60 cm in diameter, white and light wood. Its leaves are composed trifoliate, alternate, 16 cm in length, 6 to 7 cm wide; partially leaves falling leaves during the dry season, before which the leaves of the tree become reddish. The flowers are small and gathered in large panicles. Fruits are produced from 4 years, each of which is a large capsule 4 cm in diameter that opens in leaflets, with oil-rich seeds.

The latex is white or yellowish and abundant until the 25-year-old tree. It is manufactured rubber, after “bleeding” through the trunk angular incisions in V. This latex contains 30 to 36% hydrocarbon rubber, 0.5% ash, 1.5% protein, 2% resin quebrachitol and 0.5%. The rubber latex may also be obtained from other trees of the genus Hevea (e.g. H. guianensis Aubl. 1775 and H. pauciflora Müll.Arg. 1865). This tree is native to the basin of the Amazon River, which existed in abundance and exclusive features that generated the boom or rubber boom period in American history much wealth and strength to entrepreneurs who settled in the Amazon region and a time of disaster for the indigenous population who suffered extermination and slavery, until the British took over the lucrative business to get the botanist Henry A. Wickham illegally from Brazil seeds of this tree, in 1876, to establish plantations in Malaysia, Burma , Ceylon and sub-Saharan Africa. By 1914 the amount of obtained rubber plantations already exceeded extracted from wild trees.

The worker removed the rubber latex rubber tapper is called in Brazil.

Possession of naturally rich areas in the then existing Hevea Acre area led to early twentieth century Acre War between Bolivia, Brazil and even Peru.

Reforestacion-Amazonas-salvar-siembra-arboles-regala un árbol-savingtheamazon.jpgThe ocoquí, ucuqui, yoke or Apaporis is a species of tree of the family Sapotaceae. It grows in the Amazon, in the basins of Caquetá River and the Black River.

Description: reach on average 20 m tall. Has elliptical leaves of 25 cm × 66 mm, simple, alternate entire margin and apex acuminate, acute petiole base with 35 mm long. The fruit is edible brown, ovoid to 5 cm 5 long by 4 cm wide; It is used to prepare refreshments. Traditional medicine attributes properties as an anthelmintic.

Reforestacion-Amazonas-salvar-siembra-arboles-regala un árbol-savingtheamazon.jpgAmazon Grape, commonly called caimarón or uvilla, is a kind of fruit tree native to the Amazon rainforest (northern Bolivia, western Brazil, southeastern Colombia, eastern Ecuador, eastern Peru, southern Venezuela) that produces a fruit called caimarona or mountain grape. Amerindians cultivate, long before the arrival of the Spanish and Portuguese America. It is still possible to find wild varieties.

Have 12 to 15 m (not uncommon 20 m) high. The trunk is cylindrical, thin, with glass, gray bark provided with rings. Its leaves are alternate, deeply lobed, compound, with 9-11 leaflets 10-20 cm × 2.5-4 cm, and a petiole 20 cm long. white flowers, produced 20 or more together in an inflorescence of 10 cm long; to be dioecious of each sex in different feet: two kinds of flowers, pestiladas or staminate or females and males.

Ovoid fruit, 4 cm in diameter, drupaceous. The shell is green to form, it becomes purple when mature and comes off easily; the pulp is whitish, sweet and juicy and involves a seed, In addition to water contains phosphorus, potassium and prequeñas amounts of calcium, iron, sodium, vitamins B and C and fat. It is consumed directly as fruit or used in the preparation of soft drinks or nectars are manufactured, jellies, jams and wine.

Is developed in non-flooded wetlands with annual precipitation between 1,000 and 3,400 mm, less than 1,200 meters above sea level with temperatures between 17 and 25 °C.

Common name: grape caimarona, caimarón, grape tree, uvilla, cucura, camuirro, mapati, tanaribe, puruma and Purrum.

Uses of the plant: the ripe fruit is consumed directly have to remove the shell, or used in preparation nectars, jams and assorted sweets.

Aspects related to ancestral traditions, regional, or other.

Villages when harvest bunches sold on the street and gallery as a special fruit. When stripping the pit gives a difficult stain to remove, which is sometimes used for dyeing or mark items.

Threats or singularities: too much shade will not let the tree grow large enough, the proliferation of male trees.

Choose one or more aspects related to environmental or topical issues for the XXI century plant.

It is a very good plant to provide shade and humidity to other crops and grows well without being too close together, their large leaves falling favor the formation of soil and create a special habitat for small organisms, this makes it conducive to develop agroforestry projects the Amazonian flora is favored and have on hand a food to consume in various ways and for various animals whose mature fruit is very desired, you can control the number of male trees.

Reforestacion-Amazonas-salvar-siembra-arboles-regala un árbol-savingtheamazon.jpgCedrelinga catenaeformis is a species belonging to the family of legumes (Fabaceae). It is distributed in the tropics of South America between 0 and 750 meters.

Common name: Common name: Screw (Peru), pink screw achapo, iacaica, Paric, yacayac (Brazil), seique (Ecuador), mara male, cedar frog, chuncho, cedar gift, guaura, huayra Caspi, mure, cachicana (Venezuela) .

Wood characteristics: general. Ring boundaries distinct growth ring limits growth areas demarcated by somewhat darker latewood. Heartwood basically white or gray to red to brown. Color similar to heartwood color, or distinct from heartwood sapwood. Specific gravity basics: 0,4-0,48-0,64 g / cm3.

Vessels: Wood diffuse-porous. Vessels arranged in no specific pattern, in multiples, commonly short radial groups (2-3 vessels). Average tangential vessel diameter: 250-400 (-500) microns. Average number of vessels / mm2: 1-3. Plates simple drilling. 6-8 microns, ornamented. Bordered, average (vertical) diameter intervessel pits alternate intervessel Vessel-ray pits with distinct, similar to intervessel pits. Helical thickenings absent. Tyloses in vessels absent. Other deposits in heartwood vessels present (reddish brown).

Tracheids and fibers: fibres very thin to medium thick walls walls. Fibre pits mainly restricted to radial, simple to tiny areolas walls. Fibers not chambered. axial parenchyma strand apotracheal axial parenchyma or paratracheal. Apotracheal diffuse. vasicentric Paratraqueal. Axial parenchyma series. Average number of cells per axial parenchyma strand 4-7. Often Diffuse parenchyma Consist of chambered cells / strands without any contents, a feature characteristic diffuse parenchymal For This species often consists of (series) cells chambered without content, a typical character for this species.

Radios: per tangential mm: 9-12, exclusively uniseriate or multiseriate, also if only few, 1-2 cells wide. Rays composed of a single cell type. Procumbent cells Homocellular.

Stratification: storied structure present, all rays storied, axial parenchyma not stratified. Disposition of the irregular. Number of tiers per axial millimeter 3. Stratification of, almost invisible in some samples always irregular radios.

Secretory structures: Intercellular canals absent.

Mineral substances: Crystals not observed. Silica not observed.

Cedrelinga catenaeformis is currently the most promising native tree species in the Peruvian Amazon. It is a valuable timber tree species with features and has a widespread use in Peru. It is considered among the five forest species most appreciated by the Amazon settler from economically and commercially is one of the most used woods. Screw trees are part of the dominant layer of the forest where they develop, with a total height that can reach between 25 and 50 m, a commercial height between 15-25 m and a diameter at breast height of 6-15 dm. The trunk is generally straight, with a crust that resembles that of Cedrela odorata. Wood is medium density (0.46 g / cm³) and is used in structures, carpentry, shipbuilding, bodywork, furniture, carpentry, props and toys.

Various experiments or plantations C. catenaeformis have been carried out in Peru, Brazil and Colombia. In Yurimaguas, Peru, agroforestry plantations in multilayer including superior to C. catenaeformis stratum were installed. Some features of this species that make it desirable for agroforestry systems are able to fix nitrogen, rapid growth, good root system and drink moderately wide.

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