carya illinoinensis

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Related to carya illinoinensis: pecan tree, Pecan nut
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A large nut tree growing to 130 ft (40m) Alternate leaves. Male tree has long, dangling catkins (slim, long cylindrical flower clusters) When flowers die, they produce a green-shelled husk, that matures, turns brown, splits into 4, revealing nut inside, which is good source of protein and unsaturated fats, and quite well known for lowering cholesterol. Also used for lowering risk of gallstones, protect nerve degeneration, alzheimer’s, Lou Gehrig’s disease, Parkinson’s, heart disease, cancer, motor function. Highest antioxidant of any nut.
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By the end of 2001 it was detected in Buenos Aires, in association with Monellia caryella (Fitch) (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on pecan, Carya illinoinensis (Fagales: Juglandaceae) (Saini 2004).
It was detected in Buenos Aires in 2001, associated with Monellia caryella (Fitch) (Hemiptera: Aphididae), on pecan, Carya illinoinensis (Fagales: Juglandaceae) (Saini 2004).
Este trabalho tem como objetivo determinar a resistencia ao impacto da madeira de Carya illinoinensis (Wangenh) K.