Amazon Rainforest Trees…Huicungo (Astrocaryum murumuru)

Amazon Rainforest Trees….Huicungo (Astrocaryum murumuru)

There are more than a billion Huicungo trees in the rainforest.They grow up to 15 metres and their fruits are edible.

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Like many trees in the rainforest the Huicungo uses sharp spines on its trunk to protect it. Some birds ie the Long-billed Wood Creeper, are able to forage for insects without becoming impaled.

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The hard seeds of the Huicungo are used to make black rings.

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2 thoughts on “Amazon Rainforest Trees…Huicungo (Astrocaryum murumuru)

    • Fibre from trees can be made into hammocks. The fruits are edible. And from the seeds a butter can be made which is good for skin and hair..it can be added to shampoos and creams.
      Hope this helps..try googling the Latin name for information.

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