The inajazeiro is a palm native to the Amazon, which is found in the wild in the fields, savannas, primary or secondary forest, both of flooded areas, as in places with well-drained soil.
This plant has a monocaule (solitary) of average size with the stipe (stem air, straight, cylindrical and without branches) annealing. It can reach over 20 feet tall, and its average trunk diameter 15-25 cm.
The sheets are straight and rigid inajazeiro, measuring 5-8 meters and remain arranged spirally and arranged in five directions.
The inflorescences are interfoliar and pollination is done by native bees.
The fruits are small, but form large clusters, have thin skin, juicy flesh yellowish, pasty, which involves two or three seeds.
Propagation is by seed , which is dispersed throughout the mammalian and germinate between 60 and 120 days.
Inajazeiro trunk can be extracted from palm, its leaves are used to cover huts and making crafts and produce their almond oil edible yellow.
The flesh of the inajá can be consumed fresh or in the form of porridge.
Because of this palm is tolerant to fire, so it will be found in places with dense pastures, since after suffering the heat of fire, plants rebrotam with vigor, and the seeds have broken the process of dormancy and emerge quickly.
ARECACEAE - Maximiliana maripa
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.