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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Anacardiaceae — the cashews.


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  • In a list of plants in the same volume, by F. Norona, it is termed Anacardium encardium.

    The History of Sumatra Containing An Account Of The Government, Laws, Customs And Manners Of The Native Inhabitants

  • The valley is also known for the huge variety of native and introduced tropical fruits: Achras sapota, Manilkara achras, Chrysophyllum caimito, Pouteria cainito, Persea americana, Mammea americana, Anacardium occidentale, Carica papaya, Annona muricata, Manguifera indica and more.

    Sinú Valley dry forests

  • The tropical rainforests are characterized by Ceiba petandra, Cavanillesia platanifolia (IK), Hura crepitans, caracolí Anacardium excelsum, guaco Brosimum utile, and palma mil pesos Jessenia polycarps (IK).

    Los Katíos National Park, Colombia

  • The tall evergreen forests 30-40m high with dense crowns and some emergent trees are of the genera Calophyllum, Anacardium, Manilkara, Protium, Inga, Parkia, Copaifera, Erythrina, and Dipteryx.

    Canaima National Park, Venezuela

  • It was previously proposed that Anacardium and its African sister genus, Fegimanra, diverged from their common ancestor when the landmasses of Africa and South America separated.

    October 17th, 2007

  • Cashew nut fossils have been identified in 47-million year old lake sediment in Germany, revealing that the cashew genus Anacardium was once distributed in Europe, remote from its modern 'native' distribution in Central and South America.

    October 17th, 2007

  • In broad terms, in the northern part of the ecoregion, the lowland rainforests correlate to the Brosimun utilis alliance, including communities dominated by the deciduous "cuipo" or "ceiba bonga" tree (Cavanillesia platanifolia), the "aspavé" or wild cashew (Anacardium excelsum), the "táparo" (Catilla elastica), the rubber tree (Castilla elastica), Brosimum guianense, Bombacopsis spp.,

    Chocó-Darién moist forests

  • Mangrove forests located at the southwestern margin of Lake Maracaibo merge with tall (30-40 m) partially flooded ombrophilous evergreen forests, where Anacardium excelsum, Cariniana pyriformis, Ceiba pentandra, and Gustavia hexapetala predominate while the endemics Rhodospatha perezii and Spathiphyllum perezii are related to the Amazonian flora.

    Coastal Venezuelan mangroves

  • The zones that have marginal earth and precipitation close to the dry subtropical forest are characterized by the presence of cashew or "cajuil" (Anacardium occidentale).

    Hispaniolan moist forests

  • These rolling lowlands host tall evergreen forests (30-40 m) with dense crowns and some emergent trees in the genera Calophyllum, Anacardium, Manilkara, Protium, Inga, Parkia, Copaifera, Erythrina, and Dipteryx.

    Guayanan Highlands moist forests


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