gommier tree

Portuguese translation: tabonuco

14:13 Apr 30, 2015
English to Portuguese translations [PRO]
Science - Botany
English term or phrase: gommier tree
"This tree is called a gommier tree.
Sap from the gommier tree has been used for centuries by the native people of the Caribbean to extend the burn time of candles and torches. "

I believe the scientific name is Dacryodes excelsa but i need a translation for portuguese. Any suggestions? Thank you.
marinacast
Local time: 18:46
Portuguese translation:tabonuco
Explanation:
Tabonuco is the name in spanish. The paper linked below uses it in the portuguese version of the abstract, however that abstract doesn't look like it was written by someone fluent in Portuguese...

http://www.scielo.org.ve/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S...

In truth I don't think it really has a common name in Portuguese (because it's not found in Brazil), so if you don't want to use the scientific name you could go for tabonuco.
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tabonuco


Explanation:
Tabonuco is the name in spanish. The paper linked below uses it in the portuguese version of the abstract, however that abstract doesn't look like it was written by someone fluent in Portuguese...

http://www.scielo.org.ve/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S...

In truth I don't think it really has a common name in Portuguese (because it's not found in Brazil), so if you don't want to use the scientific name you could go for tabonuco.

Beatriz Baker Méio
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agree  Paulinho Fonseca
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agree  Vitor Pinteus: vd discussion.
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agree  Pedro Figliolia
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agree  Mario Freitas:
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agree  Danik 2014: Nos links em português da discussão aparece "tabonuco"
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