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Its botanical name is Caryocar Brasiliense and the Pequi tree is common in central Brazil. The tree grows up to 10 m (30 feet) tall. Pequi bears yellowish-white flowers. The fruits start off dark purple, turning olive green as they ripen. Ripe fruits are about the size of an orange. They resemble a mangosteen. The Pequi is usable for food and play an important role in the culture of indigenous people in Brazil. Fallen and burned Pequi hardwood is used for sculpturing very exclusive furniture.