The tuber shaped roots of the jerusalem artichoke are used as a vegetable during the winter. The jerusalem artichoke is native to Brazil.

Jerusalem Artichoke

The tuber shaped roots of the jerusalem artichoke are used as a vegetable during the winter. The jerusalem…

"The hercules beetle is a native of Brazil, sometimes attaining a length of five inches." — Goodrich, 1859

Hercules Beetle

"The hercules beetle is a native of Brazil, sometimes attaining a length of five inches." — Goodrich,…

Blechnum Braziliense is a fern native to Brazil. This fern also grows in Peru. The fronds are oblong and gradually narrow downwards.

Blechnum Braziliense

Blechnum Braziliense is a fern native to Brazil. This fern also grows in Peru. The fronds are oblong…

"The <em>Cassida gibbosa</em> of Brazil, three quarters of an inch long, is one of the larger species of helmet-beetles."&mdash Goodrich, 1859

Cassida gibbosa

"The Cassida gibbosa of Brazil, three quarters of an inch long, is one of the larger species…

"The largest diamond ever found in Brazil weighed 254 and a half carats, and was discovered in 1853 by a [African-American] in the river Bogageno; it is known as the "Star of the South." It was sold to the Gaekwar of Baroda for $450,000."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Star of the South Diamond

"The largest diamond ever found in Brazil weighed 254 and a half carats, and was discovered in 1853…

The second and last ruler of Brazil, reigning from 1831 to 1889.

Dom Pedro II of Brazil

The second and last ruler of Brazil, reigning from 1831 to 1889.

A Brazilian farmhouse.

Brazilian farmhouse

A Brazilian farmhouse.

The supercolious hummingbird, noted for it's unusually large nest. It is native to Brazil.

Supercolious Hummingbird

The supercolious hummingbird, noted for it's unusually large nest. It is native to Brazil.

Found in Brazil, the jacana feeds primarily on vegetable matter.

Jacana

Found in Brazil, the jacana feeds primarily on vegetable matter.

Found in Brazil and Guiana, the variegated lizard (or teguexin) preys on mice, frogs, and other small animals. It can reach sizes of up to 6 feet in length.

Variegated lizard

Found in Brazil and Guiana, the variegated lizard (or teguexin) preys on mice, frogs, and other small…

"Nearly all the hucksters of Rio carry their vegetables, fruits, and fish from house to house on their shoulders or upon their heads, instead of in carts or on donkeys." &mdash;Carpenter, 1902

Rio peddlers

"Nearly all the hucksters of Rio carry their vegetables, fruits, and fish from house to house on their…

A genus of South American synallaxine birds.

Philydor

A genus of South American synallaxine birds.

Chief Quoniambec was ruler of Brazil during the 16th century.

Chief Quoniambec

Chief Quoniambec was ruler of Brazil during the 16th century.

An arrow-fronded fern with blackish, long leaves. They are common between Venezuela and Brazil.

Pteris Sagittifolia

An arrow-fronded fern with blackish, long leaves. They are common between Venezuela and Brazil.

Found in Guiana and Brazil, this shrike draws its name from its resemblence to the magpie.

Magpie Shrike

Found in Guiana and Brazil, this shrike draws its name from its resemblence to the magpie.

The ariel toucan, native to Brazil.

Ariel Toucan

The ariel toucan, native to Brazil.

"The villages are of thatched huts." &mdash;Carpenter, 1902

Coastal Brazilian village

"The villages are of thatched huts." —Carpenter, 1902

An illustration of a Brazilian woman crouching in front of small stand with a bowl atop.

Woman with Pottery

An illustration of a Brazilian woman crouching in front of small stand with a bowl atop.

Plant featuring branched joints and red or pink flowers.

Zygocactus Truncatus

Plant featuring branched joints and red or pink flowers.