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Monday, April 5, 2010

What is this?


Hi everyone! Okay so I am not being cryptic, I really need to know the
name of this "item" - the plant itself is vine like (creeping/ climbing) the leaves
are large and similar to the passion fruit leaf, this "pod" is an elongated shape
with a knobbly texture, turning more yellow as it ripens, there are red seeds
inside that apparently have a camphor like scent to them.  Any ideas?!

Postcript 7.04.10:  Thanks to Flower Spy for identifying this odd plant.
It's called Bitter Gourd - click here for more info and also visit Flower spy's blog
 for a detailed post - here
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19 comments:

Daniela said...

Wow, i have never seen anything like it, where did you finde it, and in which country ? What ever it is, it´s verry beautiful :)

jay said...

I have no idea, but it's intriguing! Looks like a fruit of some kind - well, obviously, it's a fruit, but I mean the edible kind. I don't know!

Gena D said...

This image was taken in Portugal and I have not noticed this plant in South Africa !?!?!
GEna

colleen said...

Have no clue, but it sure is interesting. Great shot.

Kiki said...

Wow Gena..now that is one mega-beautiful fruit/pod! Gorgeous photo..what a remarkable creation of nature!! Lovely!
Kiki~

Colleen said...

I couldn't begin to guess what it is, but what a neat looking object.

James said...

I don't know what the plant is but I like this photo.

chasity said...

it's very cool.
it reminds me of something dinosaurish. ;)

BLOGitse said...

No idea what that is!

But greetings from Casablanca!
We love it here!
Air is clean, less traffic, we can walk again! :)

Pictures coming later when I have better internet connection...

BLOGitse

Tulsa Gentleman said...

It looks like some sort of a gourd, or if edible, a squash. A lot of such plants have bizarre shapes.

Brenda said...

not a clue! but a neat picture!

Helena said...

I have no idea what that is, but it sure is beautiful!

Ed said...

Alien seedpod left over from District9???? :-)

Kala said...

I don't know but the bokeh is lovely!

Gel said...

Hi from Macro Mon. Uh, I think it's a vegetable (like squash), but I'm not sure. Great texture and color.

lisaschaos said...

I have no idea! It does look like a seedpod, weird.

Firefly said...

I don't know what it is, but I love how it was taken through the fence.

Flower Spy said...

It's called bitter gourd and the image is lovely that you took. To learn more about this go to:http://www.webindia123.com/garden/vegie/bittergourd.htm

Love your blog...please visit mine, this post just gave me an idea.

Peace-flower spy

Gena D said...

Helo Flower Spy - thank you so much for the identification!!!!
It's a bitter gourd everyone!!
see link : http://www.webindia123.com/garden/vegie/bittergourd.htm

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