The tree coco-plum is a shrub native to the coast of the Amazon, often found vegetating in the wild in Northern Beaches bathed in salt water.
This plant is undemanding in soil type, has a small stature and fixed between the mangroves and sand dunes.
Its leaves are simple, entire, alternate, and leathery.
The inflorescence is a panicle, composed of small flowers, pale and hermaphrodites. The cross-pollination is probably made by insects or wind.
Its fruit is a drupe covered with a thin shell in pink or red. Its white flesh, spongy, soft and sweet, involves a single seed oblong green.
In the north, this fruit is consumed fresh, it commonly sold on the beaches and fairs.
CHRYSOBALANACEAE - Chrysobalanus icaco
Na Amazônia, do século XIX, devido à cobiça pela borracha, Wawatu, cunhatã do clã Aruak, tem sua aldeia dizimada por brancos. Apesar de ser forçada a viajar para um local desconhecido, casar-se com guerreiro de origem Karib e sofrer com as diferenças de costumes de seus familiares, ela se apaixona.