A wild, forest, nut bearing tree with 2-3" fruits that contain a single seed (the nut). The nuts can be eaten raw or roasted and are collected locally. They can sometimes be found in local markets.
An evergreen tree growing to 15-100 feet. White-pink flower clusters are born on distinct, extremely long inflorescences measuring up to 7" long. Fruits ripen between January and March in its native range.
Likely thrives in humid, tropical environments.
The seeds (nut) can be eaten. They are very high in protein and locally popular in the Amazon.
Native to dry land forests of the central Amazon region.