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  • Other large trees, some with commercial value, on the terra firme are the Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa), sucupira (Bowdichia virgilioides), and rubber (Hevea spruceana).

    Japurá-Solimoes-Negro moist forests

  • The country was teeming with plants of great medicinal value, such as the _sucupira_, which gave a bean much used in Goyaz to relieve stomach troubles; the _algudanzinho_, with its lovely cadmium-yellow cup-shaped flower -- a plant which was most plentiful in that region, and the root of which was said to be very beneficial for the worst of venereal complaints; and also the _acaraiba_.

    Across Unknown South America

  • There was not much in the way of vegetation, barring a few stunted _sucupira_ trees.

    Across Unknown South America


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