Lonely tree: Dinizia jueirana-facao

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Found in Brazil, this beauty of a tree reaches heights of up to 130 feet (40 m), towering above the canopy of the semi-deciduous, riparian, pristine Atlantic forest where it lives. The woody fruits shown above are about 18 inches (0.5 m) in length. Amazingly, D. jueirana-facao is known only from within and just beyond the boundaries of the Reserva Natural Vale in northern Espirito Santo, Brazil – and there are only 25 of them known.

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