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macadamia nut

Macadamia integrifolia


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


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


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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PatriciaPi 11 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 12 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 12 years ago

added! thank's!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 12 years ago

Please add to Seed and Seed Pod mission.

PatriciaPi 12 years ago


SusanEllison 12 years ago

nice closeup

PatriciaPi 12 years ago

thought it would be interesting! :)

LarsKorb 12 years ago

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

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Ondara, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

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

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