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- n. South American palm yielding a wax similar to carnauba wax
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In certain areas there are still caranday palms (Trithrinax campestri) that are isolated or in colonies which occur now as relicts.
Local caranday palm logs were used for the framework, wall cladding, windows, doors, and even roof (made by alternately laying hollowed out halved logs, like Spanish tiles).
In lower areas that are easily subject to flooding, there are bogs of algarrobo negro (Prosopis nigra), churqui espinillo (Acacia cavens), tala (Celtis tala), and cina-cina (Parkinsonia aculeata); while the slightly alkaline low country contains predominately algarrobo blanco (Prosopis alba), and caranday (Copernicia australis), a palm 10-12 meters (m) high.