The Columbia River, also known as the Cao Cristales River, is a tributary of the Amazon River. Cao Cristales comes from the ancient Latin name, Capparis, which means “river of the red Indians.”
The Cao Cristales River was named after Portuguese explorers who saw it as an exotic new area to explore. The river’s name is derived from its resemblance to an eye and has given the river the nickname of “Cao Cristales” or the “Red Eye River.”
The river is highly scenic, providing visitors with a breathtaking view of the lush Amazon rainforest. With the Amazon as its border, the river flows through the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, which borders Peru and Chile.
The river runs through some of the best and most beautiful rainforests globally, including the Amazonian region in Brazil. The Columbia and Macarenia Clavigera are two distinct species of plants found in this particular area. The Columbia clavigera is found primarily in the rivers and creeks in the region. These are mainly composed of large leafy trees that consist of palm fruits and other fruits. The species that make up the Macarenia Clavigera are smaller trees. The clavigera found here are usually larger and have thick, tough leaves and a dark green, glossy underside. Both species of plants are extremely hardy and thrive in extremely dry, arid conditions.
When traveling in Columbia; keep an eye out for these types of plants, as they can sometimes grow quite large and reach over 100 meters in height! When traveling along the river, you may notice small animals in the streams and creeks as well. These animals range from fish to frogs. If you notice any unusual animals in the area, you should contact your local tour operator for information. Also, if you see any signs of people harvesting the plants, you should contact your tour operator as well. There is no law in Brazil forbidding human harvesting of the Amazonian species of plants, but it is illegal to do it without proper permits. For more information, contact your tour operator to find out what they recommend.