Morphological and molecular characteristics do not confirm popular classification of the Brazil nut tree in Acre, Brazil.

Abstract

In the State of Acre, the Brazil nut tree, Bertholletia excelsa (Lecythidaceae), is classified by the local population into two types according to morphological characteristics, including color and quality of wood, shape of the trunk and crown, and fruit production. We examined the reliability of this classification by comparing morphological and molecular… (More)
DOI: 10.4238/2013.September.27.3

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