Friday, February 08, 2008

Palm fruit - mumbaca

The star formation of the mumbaca fruit (Astrocaryum gynacanthum) leaves no doubt about the genus of this palm. The pulp around the seed is quite delicious, but not many people will venture forth to gather the fruit. The thorns on the palm are some of the most dangerous around. Interesting enough, the monkeys don't have problems getting to the fruit. If monkeys could tell stories, I suspect there would be tales of woe in this regard.

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