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Anatomical study of Acrocomia intumescens (Palmae) with a view to its economic utilization

Paula, J.E. de

Brasil Florestal 9(33): 17-23


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A. intumescens, the medium-sized 'macaiba' palm, is very common in the Mata zone of NE Brazil. It has edible fruits with an oil-rich endocarp. An illustrated description is given of the structure of the roots and axial leaf of young plants, the leaflet, the secondary rachis of the inflorescence, and the pericarp and seed. The occurrence of crystals, silica and lipids is also considered. Besides fibro-vascular bundles, numerous fibre bundles occur in the mesophyll of the pinnae.

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