Taxon: Caryocar brasiliense Cambess.

Genus: Caryocar
Family: Caryocaraceae
Nomen number: 100466
Place of publication: A. F. C. P. de Saint-Hilaire, Fl. Bras. merid. 1:322, t. 67 bis. 1828
Name Verified on: 21-Nov-1986 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • pequi  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • piquiá  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • almendra de Brasil  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (fide F Neotrop 12:26. 1973)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Goias, - Mato Grosso, - Mato Grosso do Sul, - Minas Gerais, - Para, - Parana, - Sao Paulo
    • Southern South America: Paraguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia - Santa Cruz

  • Cultivated:

  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil


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  • IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  • Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Prance, G. T. & M. Freitas da Silva 1973. Caryocaraceae Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 12:24-26.
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Vieira, R. F. 1999. Conservation of medicinal and aromatic plants in Brazil (Persp New Crops Uses) 155.
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)

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