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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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13 Comments

Heloisa Helena
Heloisa Helena 7 years ago

Lindo Rubens! Nunca vi igual!

tmgerber
tmgerber 7 years ago

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

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Beautiful

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 7 years ago

Beautiful!!!

Jeannette
Jeannette 7 years ago

Interesting, thank you for sharing :)

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 7 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 7 years ago

Very cool!

misako
misako 7 years ago

cool!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 7 years ago

Cool!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 7 years ago

Great spotting

harsuame
harsuame 7 years ago

Sensacional imagen que flor ...

Jeannette
Jeannette 7 years ago

Wow, amazing :)
Is it edible?

Rubens Araujo
Spotted by
Rubens Araujo

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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