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Winged Seed

Alsomitra sp.


light brown seed in center, surrounded by paper thin wings


limestone with monsoon forest


I spotted this seed in Phu Hin Bun National Protected Area in central Laos near Tha Khaek. The surreal blue water in the background is the blue lagoon. It's been hard to find information on this. This aren't many images online. The closest I saw is the seed of Alsomitra macrocarpa.

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Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 12 years ago

Birch seed or Betula is somewhat similiar.
Trying to guess.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 12 years ago

This kind of structure helps the seed in pollination. it is easier for the wind to disperse these seeds. in a way this is"self pollination".
Have seen a lot of these in India and kids called them Monkey nuts.

Dan Doucette
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Dan Doucette

ຫຼວງພະບາງ, Louangphabang, Laos

Spotted on Jan 17, 2010
Submitted on May 17, 2011

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