- Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
- Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
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Description: funded by Hoffman / Sanders & Women's Board Field of DreamsCurrent Determination: Paullinia cupana KunthFamily: SapindaceaeCollector(s): T. PlowmanDescription: Paste made from seed of guarana. Eighty percent of the world's commercial production of guaraná paste is in the middle of the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil-still performed by the Guarani Indians, who wild-harvest the seeds and process them into paste by hand.Catalog Subset: Economic BotanyEMu IRN: 54003OccurenceID: 78377091-cdb3-43db-bc87-0ed4fe639426
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