Joannesia princeps

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Joannesia princeps
Joannesia princeps - Jardim Botânico de Brasília - DSC09714.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Genus: Joannesia
Species: J. princeps
Binomial name
Joannesia princeps

Joannesia princeps (common names: arara nut-tree, andá-açu) is a species of moderate-sized tree in the Euphorbiaceae family, with a spreading canopy, large alternate and long petioled leaves, and coarse branches. Flowers are monoecious, and fruit is a large drupe. It is endemic to east Minas Gerais, north Espírito Santo to the south of Bahia, Brazil, and threatened by habitat loss.