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Arca tree, Acacia visco


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Arca, Visco, Viscote, Viscote Blanco, Viscote Negro, is a minor fruit from the Western Amazon. It is cultivated on small properties throughout the basin of the Solimoes (Alto Amazonas). It can be seen being sold in small town markets. The plant is a shrub or small tree which grows up to 2.5 m. with a fair degree of branching from the base. The leaves are simple, opposite, elliptical to slightly oval and measure 6 to 18 x 3.5 to 9.5 cm. The inflorescences are in axillary racemes, usually with two to five flowers which are 1 cm wide and pedicellate, have four rounded sepals and five white, oval petals.

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 30 December, 2010.