The mucajazeiro or macaubeira is a palm native to tropical forests with large dispersion in the Amazon rainforest.
Its propagation is by seed.
Its stem and leaves are covered with thorns.
The flowers are small, yellow, and grouped into large clusters.
Its fruits are round, smooth, and are brownish-yellow when ripe. It has a sticky pulp that is usually consumed the natural and appreciated by children of the north.
The Mucajá has a kernel that provides light oil with qualities similar to olive, large industrial and commercial value.
ARECACEAE - Acrocomia aculeata
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.