If you think the Amazon jungle is completely wild, think again

Fruit and nut tree species cultivated by ancient peoples still dominate parts of forest

moriche palm tree

TAMED TREE  A new study finds that 20 partly or fully domesticated tree species are far more common than wild tree species in some Amazonian forests. One of those species, the moriche palm (shown) bears an edible fruit with a hard covering.

H. ter Steege

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