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Popular name: Tamboril or pacara earpod tree
Scientific name: Enterolobium contortisiliquum

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Tamboril Inhotim
The tree, also known as pacara earpod tree, bears witness to the history of Instituto Inhotim, being there since when it was still a farm. Photo: João Marcos Rosa/Nitro

Also known as pacara earpod tree, the tamboril is an iconic tree at Inhotim. It is located in the central area of the park and has no less than 80 to 100 years. Already a mature tree, with nearly 20 meters high and a broad, bushy crown, it offers great shade during summer for those who need to take a break while visiting. Its wood is used to manufacture boats and canoe.

Tamboril Inhotim
One of Inhotim’s postcards, the tamboril offers a great place to rest and to observe the landscape. Photo: João Marcos Rosa/Nitro
Tamboril Inhotim
The major trunk offers support for epiphyte plants, like bromeliads and orchids. Photo: João Marcos Rosa/Nitro


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