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Capirona decorticans

Family:

Rubiaceae

Kichwa:

Lluchu ruya / Capirona

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A tree native to the Northern Amazon that is immediately recognizable by its crumbling brown outer bark leaving visible a smooth inner bark. The inner bark feels smooth and cool to the touch. It's beautiful light green or yellowish color contrast starkly to the crumbling grey brown outer bark giving the impression of an emerging healthy new skin. According to biological science it is the only species in its genus. Amazonian Kichwa however classify it together with Calycophyllum spruceanum which is call Yaku Capirona (River bank Capirona) in contrast to decorticans which is called Urku Capirona (Hill or Old growth forest Capirona).

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Cari wawata sacmachic anaun caita caita lluchuc manaun sacmasha chiga caita lluchucga ,caripura sacmashas particta sacmana nisha ,mshti caitaga lluchuc anaun. Chi raigumi caita lluchuc anaun caripura sacmangawa nisha pinanacusha , caita 11 watayuctami sacmachic anaun ichillaguna shuc guna tiac anaun ichillaguna chita sacmachic anuan casnataga na atunguna sacmac anaun, atunguna sacmasha caita lluchuc anaun papa lluchungauna shinzhita casna sacmac anuan riqui casn,casna rashami riqui casana luchuganaun nanacpis awantasha chita chasna sacmana nisha sacmachic anaun cari wawata mana mai ricushcaita sacmangauna mai riucshcai, chasna nisha sacmachic anaun, indaga cai uma shina nisha sacmanai chi caita lluchuja particta sacmana niganaun caripura, chi raigu caripura shuc sacmashaga na shuc sulu partic nic anaun umataga ,chasna nianuan caita sacmaja waira shina partrinaun shuc sacmailla particta sacmanaun chasna nic anaun chi raigu cai, lluchu caspi ,ichilla wawata sacmachic anaun ichilla lluchu caspita chi caita cari sacmasha tac,tac lluchuc anaun.

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