Copernicia prunifera

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Copernicia prunifera or the carnaúba palm or carnaubeira palm is a species of palm tree native to northeastern Brazil (mainly the states of Ceará, Piauí, Maranhão, Rio Grande do Norte and Bahia).wikipedia
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Carnauba wax

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It is the source of carnauba wax, which is harvested as a natural coating from the surface of the leaves of the tree.
Carnauba (carnaúba ), also called Brazil wax and palm wax, is a wax of the leaves of the palm Copernicia prunifera (Synonym: Copernicia cerifera), a plant native to and grown only in the northeastern Brazilian states of Piauí, Ceará, Maranhão, Bahia, and Rio Grande do Norte.

Ceará

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Known by many as 'tree of life' because of its many uses, the Carnaúba is also the symbol tree of Ceará. The production of Carnauba is mainly found in Northeastern Brazil, especially in the Rio Grande do Norte state (5%), Ceará state (35%) and in Piauí state (45%).
The soil is, in general, thin and porous and does not retain moisture; consequently, the long dry season turns the country into a barren desert, relieved only by vegetation along the riverways and mountain ranges, and by the hardy, widely distributed Carnauba Palm (Copernicia cerifera), which in places forms groves of considerable extent.

Species

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Copernicia prunifera or the carnaúba palm or carnaubeira palm is a species of palm tree native to northeastern Brazil (mainly the states of Ceará, Piauí, Maranhão, Rio Grande do Norte and Bahia).

Arecaceae

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Copernicia prunifera or the carnaúba palm or carnaubeira palm is a species of palm tree native to northeastern Brazil (mainly the states of Ceará, Piauí, Maranhão, Rio Grande do Norte and Bahia).

Brazil

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Copernicia prunifera or the carnaúba palm or carnaubeira palm is a species of palm tree native to northeastern Brazil (mainly the states of Ceará, Piauí, Maranhão, Rio Grande do Norte and Bahia). The production of Carnauba is mainly found in Northeastern Brazil, especially in the Rio Grande do Norte state (5%), Ceará state (35%) and in Piauí state (45%).

Petroleum product

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Production of Carnauba-derived materials dropped in the beginning of the 1970s, especially due to the invention of synthetic and petroleum products.

Leaf

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Carnauba economical activity includes the extraction and utilization of leaves, stem, tale and fibre, fruits and roots.

Plant stem

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Carnauba economical activity includes the extraction and utilization of leaves, stem, tale and fibre, fruits and roots.

Transcription activator-like effector

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Carnauba economical activity includes the extraction and utilization of leaves, stem, tale and fibre, fruits and roots.

Fiber

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Carnauba economical activity includes the extraction and utilization of leaves, stem, tale and fibre, fruits and roots.

Fruit

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Carnauba economical activity includes the extraction and utilization of leaves, stem, tale and fibre, fruits and roots.

Root

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Carnauba economical activity includes the extraction and utilization of leaves, stem, tale and fibre, fruits and roots.

Rio Grande do Norte

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The production of Carnauba is mainly found in Northeastern Brazil, especially in the Rio Grande do Norte state (5%), Ceará state (35%) and in Piauí state (45%).

Piauí

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The production of Carnauba is mainly found in Northeastern Brazil, especially in the Rio Grande do Norte state (5%), Ceará state (35%) and in Piauí state (45%).

Japan

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Brazil is the only exporting country, and the main importers are Japan, United States and also Europe.

United States

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Brazil is the only exporting country, and the main importers are Japan, United States and also Europe.

Europe

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Brazil is the only exporting country, and the main importers are Japan, United States and also Europe.

Rhodnius nasutus

It is primarily associated with the Copernicia prunifera palm tree (Carnauba).

Wax

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From the commercial perspective, the most important plant wax is carnauba wax, a hard wax obtained from the Brazilian palm Copernicia prunifera.

Caatinga

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Palm stands usually contain carnaúba or babaçu palms, but occasionally tucumã and macaúba.

Brassolis sophorae

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The larvae feed on a wide range of plants, including Acrocomia aculeata, Archontophoenix alexandrae, Arecastrum romazoffianum, Astrocaryum, Attalea, Bactris (including Bactris major), Butia eriospatha, Caryota mitis, Caryota urens, Chrysalidocarpus lutescens, Cocos nucifera, Copernicia cerifera, Desmoncus, Euterpe, Hyophorbe lagenicaulis, Livinstona chinensis, Mauritia flexuosa, Neodypsis decaryi, Orbignya, Phoenix canariensis, Phoenix dactylifera, Phoenix reclinata, Pritchardia pacifica, Ptychosperma macarthurii, Roystonea oleracea, Roystonea regia, Roystonea venezuelana, Sabal mauritiiformis, Sabal umbraculiferus, Scheelea macrocarpa, Washingtonia filifera, Saccharum officinarum, Musa sapientum, Ravenala madagascariensis and Strelitzia nicolai.

Flag of Rio Grande do Norte

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The arms features the basic elements that best represents Rio Grande do Norte: the coconut tree on the left, the Copernicia prunifera on the right, the sugarcane and the cotton, represents the flora.