Buriti

La Mauritia flexuosa, conocida como palma moriche, palma ité, ita, buriti, muriti, miriti, canangucho o aguaje, es una palmera. Crece en y cerca de los pantanos y otras zonas húmedas en la América del Sur tropical.

Mauritia flexuosa

Sinónimos:
Moriche Palm, Aguaje
Buriti (Wikipedia)

Mauritia flexuosa
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Monocots
Clade:Commelinids
Order:Arecales
Family:Arecaceae
Genus:Mauritia
Species:
M. flexuosa
Binomial name
Mauritia flexuosa
Synonyms
  • Mauritia flexuosa var. venezuelana Steyerm.
  • Mauritia minor Burret
  • Mauritia sagus Schult. & Schult.f.
  • Mauritia setigera Griseb. & H.Wendl.
  • Mauritia sphaerocarpa Burret
  • Mauritia vinifera Mart.
  • Saguerus americanus H.Wendl.

Mauritia flexuosa, known as the moriche palm, ité palm, ita, buriti, muriti, miriti, canangucho (Colombia), or aguaje (Peru), is a palm tree. It grows in and near swamps and other wet areas in tropical South America. It has been reported from Trinidad, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.

Mauritia flexuosa, a tree, can reach up to 35 m (115 ft) in height. The large leaves form a rounded crown. The flowers are yellowish and appear from December to April. The fruit, which grows from December to June, is a chestnut color and is covered with shiny scales. The yellow flesh covers a hard, oval nut. The seeds float, and this is the means by which the palm tree propagates. In natural populations, the tree reaches very high densities.

Buriti (Wiktionary)

Cebuano

Etymology

burit +‎ -i

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: bu‧ri‧ti

Verb

buriti

  1. imperative of burit

Portuguese

Alternative forms

  • muruti, muriti, buruti, miriti
  • murutim (obsolete)

Etymology

From Old Tupi meriti'yba

Noun

buriti m (plural buritis)

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