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macadamia nut

Macadamia integrifolia

Description:

Medium tree to 20 m high, with rounded crown. White flowers 12 mm wide, hermaphrodite, in groups of 75-100, in hanging clusters of up to 30 cm long. Seed (nutl) surrounded by a hard shell that remains green until maturity when it only opens partially

Habitat:

native of eastern Australia. Now cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions

Notes:

when the seed is ripe has an oil content of 50-80% (the seed of the photo is from a cultivated tree)

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8 Comments

PatriciaPi
PatriciaPi 8 years ago

Sorry Argy bee, i've just seen this comment... :S
my father brought me the macadamia nut from friends
I think they have some trees in their crops
and yes! I tried to open one but is soooooooooooooo hard!!!
:))

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Did you try to open one? :) I didn't know these were in Spain. Is it a big business? Thanks for this.

PatriciaPi
PatriciaPi 9 years ago

added! thank's!

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

Please add to Seed and Seed Pod mission.
Thanks!!
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8362...

PatriciaPi
PatriciaPi 9 years ago

Thank's!

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 9 years ago

nice closeup

PatriciaPi
PatriciaPi 9 years ago

thought it would be interesting! :)

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 9 years ago

Thanks for sharing - never had an idea about how the shell is looking

PatriciaPi
Spotted by
PatriciaPi

Ondara, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Spotted on Feb 9, 2012
Submitted on Feb 9, 2012

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