Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Young Seed Pods

My search and research for the Alstonia scholaris has come full circle and this shot is from the tree opposite the ant tree I showed yesterday. The October flowers are gone and the tree is now full of young seed pods. They come profusely in pairs of long bean like pods. I am not sure when they will mature to contain seeds, but at this time, these pods are very brittle and they are full of thick and milky sap. I know, I broke one off by accident and the sap oozed out like a small river. This is very similar to what happens when you stake a jack fruit. Did you ever do that? Don't!
Mile Long Seed Pods

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