It’s tree, which fruit is a widespread foodstuff. The native land is Brazil. Cashew cultivates in tropics. Fruits are of nut kind, a kernel is edible; from a shell extract oil-kazhu, used in medicine and the technician. The fruit stem which has expanded in the form of a pear, use in food (so-called. an apple-kazhu). From trunks of the old trees reaching of 12 metres, extract gum.
The small evergreen tree in height of 10-12 m, with short. A crone diameter is comparable with tree height — 8—10 m. Leaves are elliptic or of egg kind, 4—22 sm at length and 2—15 sm at width. The flowers are of pale-green color, with transition in reddish, with five thin peaked petals of 7-15 mm in length; are collected in a whisk or a guard in length to 26 sm.