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Açaí palm fruits

Açaí palm fruits
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Copyright: Raimundo Mesquita (mesquens) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 168 W: 9 N: 287] (2073)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-12-28
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T2i
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/25 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-12-27 1:02
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Points: 2
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Açaí palm
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Açaí palm
Açaizeiro no palácio.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Euterpe
Species: E. oleracea
Binomial name
Euterpe oleracea
Euterpe brasiliana Oken
Catis martiana O.F.Cook
Euterpe badiocarpa Barb.Rodr.
Euterpe beardii L.H.Bailey
Euterpe cuatrecasana Dugand
The açaí palm (Portuguese: [aˌsaˈi] ( listen), from Tupi-Guarani asaí;[2] Euterpe oleracea) is a species of palm tree in the genus Euterpe cultivated for its fruit and hearts of palm. Its name comes from the Brazilian Portuguese adaptation of the Tupian word ïwaca'i, '[fruit that] cries or expels water'. Global demand for the fruit has expanded rapidly in recent years, and açaí is now cultivated for that purpose primarily. Euterpe edulis (juçara) is a closely related species which is now the primary source of hearts of palm. [3]

Euterpe oleracea is mostly native to Brazil and Trinidad and northern South America, mainly in swamps and floodplains. Açaí palms are tall, slender palms growing to more than 25 m (82 ft) tall, with pinnate leaves up to 3 m (9.8 ft) long

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-12-27 14:03]

Hi Raimundo,very artistic capture of the palm fruits,i like a lot the diagonal light that gives a special 3D effect to the composition,bright colors and high sharpness too.have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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