Parque Estadual Vassununga in São Paulo, Brazil. It is an example of the species Cariniana legalis, also known as Jequitiba Rosa. It is about 49 m high and with about 3.000 years estimated to be the oldest non-conifer in Brazil. That’s how it got its name which means “Patriarch of the Forest”.

It takes ten people holding hands to embrace its massive trunk, which has a circumference of 16 m. Patriarca da Floresta is believed to be sacred.

The species Cariniana legalis also grows in Colombia and Venezuela, but is threatened due to forest clearing and habitat loss.