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Sterculia striata

Sterculia striata

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Sterculia striata Seeds

Sterculia striata, also known as Chichá, is a species of tree native to regions ranging from Bolivia to Brazil and Paraguay. This tree primarily grows in the seasonally dry tropical biome. It is a drops leaves annuallydeciduous tree with a pyramid-shaped canopy of a treecrown and can grow between 8 to 14 meters tall.

The seeds of Sterculia striata are used as a food source and are typically consumed raw. The tree is also known for its medicinal properties. The ethanol extract obtained from the stem bark of Sterculia striata has been reported to have anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive activities.

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