myrciaria dubia


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camu camu

camu camu

Small tropical tree 15feet (5m) grows near water, has reddish-purple cherry-like fruit. Small waxy white flowers, elliptical lance-like bushy foliage. Fruit is very acidic and extremely high in vitamin C- second only to the Australian plant Terminalia ferdinandiana. Also has ellagic acid, bioflavonoids, anthocyanins.
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The camu-camu (Myrciaria dubia), is a shrub native to the Peruvian Amazon, develops wild in alluvial soils flooded during the rainy season.
The use of waterproof packaging has already shown satisfactory results in the storage of Myrciaria dubia and 'jabuticatree' seeds through the use of polyethylene bags (Yuyama et al., 2011; Hossel et al., 2013, respectively).
(2010) evaluated 18 non-traditional, ripe tropical fruits and, among the studied species of the Myrtaceae family, observed the following SAR values: 2.46 in 'camu-camu' (Myrciaria dubia (Kunth) McVaugh); 3.26 in 'uvaia' (Eugenia pyriformis Cambess.) and 32.60 in 'murta' (Blepharocalyx salicifolius (Kunth) O.Berg); the results were inferior to those of fully ripe 'murta' fruits in the present study ([E.sub.5]-49.64).
En America del Sur, fue reportado en Brasil en achiote (Bixa orellana L: Bixaceae) por Silva y De Souza (1994), en camucamu (Myrciaria dubia McVaugh: Myrtaceae) por Couturier et al.
aulacosterna Stal feeding on branches and buds of the Amazonian camu camu, Myrciaria dubia (Kunth) McVaugh (Myrtales: Myrtaceae), mortality was 98% (Iannacone et al.
O camu-camu (Myrciaria dubia) e um arbusto da familia Mirtaceae que desperta a atencao das pessoas pelo seu elevado conteudo de vitamina C, o qual pode chegar ate 6.000mg 100 [g.sup.-1] de fruta (peso fresco), conforme alguns pesquisadores (RUFINO et al., 2010; VILLANUEVA-TIBURCIO et al., 2010).
Optimizing a camu camu nectar (Myrciaria dubia) using response surface methodology
Fitoespecie No trabajos (%) Erithroxylon coca 6 (7,9) Curcuma longa 4 (5,3) Lepidemium meyenii 3 (3,9) Myrciaria dubia 3 (3,9) Phaseolus vulgaris L.