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 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).