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How old are large Brazil-nut trees (Bertholletia excelsa) in the Amazon?

  • Author(s): Trumbore, SE
  • Camargo, PB
  • de P. Salomão, R
  • Martinelli, LA
  • et al.
Creative Commons 'BY' version 4.0 license

The age of a large Brazil-nut tree (Bertholletia excelsa) is measured by radiocarbon dating, and a discussion is made about their importance in the Amazon rain-forest ecosystem.

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