Exotic Trees

We invite you to walk with us through a tropical habitat with more than 30 families and 95 species of native and exotic trees (timber, medicinal, ornamental and fruit), and where we also conserve and maintain more than 160 samples of genetic material from diverse corners of the world.

On this walk, you will see the African and American palm (Elaeis guineensis and Elaeis oleifera, respectively), used for the extraction of edible oils. In addition, you can observe the jackfruit tree (Artocarpus heterophyllus), a native of Indomalaya, of which the fruit that hangs from its trunk is considered among the largest in the world.

A delicious fruit… one of the most exotic trees in this area is the lychee (Litchi
chinensis) from southern China. Its fruit is among the fi nest in the world.