Esteemed by Amazonian Indigenous Communities, Pau D’arco Established Its Uses Throughout Brazil


In the Purus National Forest, a protected area in Brazil’s Amazon basin, the native pau d’arco tree (Handroanthus impetiginosus, Bignoniaceae) stands taller than its counterparts, reaching up to 40 metres in height. For Indigenous peoples who call the Amazon rainforest home, pau d’arco is considered a miracle tree: when under threat, taking refuge below its …