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Cundeamor, Balsam apple

Momordica Balsamina

Description:

This little wild fruit opens like a flower to release its seeds ..... Brazilian name: Melão de São Caetano

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Cundeamor, balsam apple
Momordica balsamina Momordica balsamina


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12 Comments

Heloisa Helena
Heloisa Helena 10 years ago

Lindo Rubens! Nunca vi igual!

tmgerber
tmgerber 10 years ago

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

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 10 years ago

Beautiful

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 10 years ago

Beautiful!!!

Jeannette
Jeannette 10 years ago

Interesting, thank you for sharing :)

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 10 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 10 years ago

Very cool!

misako
misako 10 years ago

cool!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 10 years ago

Cool!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 10 years ago

Great spotting

harsuame
harsuame 10 years ago

Sensacional imagen que flor ...

Jeannette
Jeannette 10 years ago

Wow, amazing :)
Is it edible?

Rubens Araujo
Spotted by
Rubens Araujo

São Paulo, Brazil

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

Spotted for Mission

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