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Cundeamor, Balsam apple

Momordica Balsamina

Description:

This little wild fruit opens like a flower to release its seeds ..... Brazilian name: Mamão de Santo Antônio



1 species ID suggestions

Cundeamor, balsam apple
Momordica balsamina Momordica balsamina

13 Comments

Heloisa Helena
Heloisa Helena 2 years ago

Lindo Rubens! Nunca vi igual!

tmgerber
tmgerber 2 years ago

I have NEVER seen this before. Cool spotting. Awesome pictures.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 2 years ago

Beautiful

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 2 years ago

Beautiful!!!

Jeannette
Jeannette 2 years ago

Interesting, thank you for sharing :)

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 2 years ago

To answer Jeannette below: The orange pod is hollow but the seeds are each thinly covered with a sweet slimy red coating. As children we used to put the seeds in our mouth suck all the red off then spit out the seeds.

KarenL
KarenL 2 years ago

Very cool!

misako
misako 2 years ago

cool!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 2 years ago

Cool!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 2 years ago

Great spotting

harsuame
harsuame 2 years ago

Sensacional imagen que flor ...

Jeannette
Jeannette 2 years ago

Wow, amazing :)
Is it edible?

São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil

Lat: -23.16, Long: -45.69

Spotted on Mar 27, 2012
Submitted on Mar 27, 2012

Spotted for mission

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