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Javan cucumber

Alsomitra macrocarpa

Description:

about 6" long, translucent wings, seed in center

Habitat:

rainforest

Notes:

spotted these seeds flying through the air coming a vine growing up a towering Dipterocarp. they can land up to 1.25miles (2km) from their parent tree

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Javan cucumber
Alsomitra macrocarpa Alsomitra macrocarpa - Wikipedia


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3 Comments

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette a year ago

Thanks craig for the proper ID! Not sure how you came to this old spotting but I appreciate it. I was way off on the ID but it was just a guess.

TimsTravels
TimsTravels 11 years ago

Wow, new to me

lori.tas
lori.tas 11 years ago

I saw some documentary (Attenburough, I think) that filmed these flying through the air. Simply amazing.

Dan Doucette
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Dan Doucette

Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Mar 25, 2002
Submitted on Apr 25, 2011

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