The Return of the Guaimaro Tree
Posted on : 04-09-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
Since 2011, Envol Vert, a French organization devoted to protecting biodiversity and forests throughout the world, has been working with Columbian farmers and villagers to resuscitate 20 tree species, most notably the endangered guaimaro tree. The guaimaro (Brosmium alicastrum) is an evergreen that can grow anywhere from Mexico to Brazil and has consequently picked up a lot of names: Campeche, ramon, mewu, and ojoche. English-speakers call it the Maya nut. Throughout its range, the guaimaro has been able to adapt to different climates, altitudes, and soil conditions. The tree is…
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