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Blister Pod
Sacoglottis amazonica


As its name implies, the source of this fruit is from small trees growing primarily around the lower reaaches of the Amazon River.


Interior of the Blister Pod, Sacoglottis amazonia.
Left: cross section, showing "blister" cavities;   Right: longitudinal section removed, showing one of the two seed cavities



Various shapes and sizes of Sacoglottis amazonica
Upper left fruit = 21 X 27 mm;   Lower right fruit = 38 X 46 mm.

Various stages of decomposition of Sacoglottis amazonica
Upper row of specimens have some outer soft tissue remaining.
 



Collage of drifted specimens of Sacoglottis amazonica, showing a variety of states of decomposition.
All have lost the soft outer covering of the fruit.


See also: Why Sea-Beans Float

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