The cajuaçuzeiro is a shrub native to the Amazon, often found in the wild in the northern beaches, and exploited by the extraction, collection of pseudo-flesh of the nut and the Indians and later by hillbilly.
This plant is undemanding in soil type, has a relatively small size, usually tortuous trunk and branches, with large crown circumference, stem and sweet chestnut cashew larger than the common and therefore much appreciated by the natives of the Amazon.
In the north, the spread of cajuaçu is usually done through the seed (nut).
The leaves of the cajuaçu are pink when young, but turn green when mature.
Its flowering is shaped like a panicle, with male flowers and hermaphrodite flowers. The cross-pollination is probably made by insects or wind. The flowers are small, reddish and fragrant.
What seems to result in cajuaçu is actually the stem or pseudo. It is a fleshy stalk and juicy, well-developed, pale green when the fruit is immature, and yellow, red or orange when the fruit is ripe. The real fruit is the cashew-nut, which is hard and takes the form of a small animal's kidney.
In the north, the maturi, ie the young chestnut is rarely used.
The pseudo cajuaçu of it is consumed raw, or juice and sweet and its nuts are sold on the beaches and salt after baking.
ANACARDIACEAE - Anacardium occidentalis
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.