Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Theobroma


Top image, environmental management student from Antioch College taking pictures of the inflorescence of wild cacao. Bottom image, the flowers. Picture taken last Saturday.

3 comments:

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

This reminds me of one of our trees where the flowers and fruit come straight out of the bark.

Barry said...

Steven, do you know the species of this one? Is the pulp around the seeds tasty? Is the interior made into anything resembling chocolate, like Cupuacu and Cacao?

Thanks for the great photos.

Steven Alexander said...

Barry, Theobroma speciosum. Also called cacao do macaco.