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Funny fruit

Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 5:53 pm
by Kasper N
Hi all,

I came by this fruit last time i was in Tobago....i can't figure out what it is called, have searched the entire internet without any result, so now i'll try here :D

I found it in the rainforest....any suggestions?
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Re: Funny fruit

Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 7:37 pm
by Paul Tallet
I reckon someone has cunningly prepared a set of plantanes, arranged them accordingly and then plonked a dried up half citrus in the middle to make it look like a flower and planted it in the rainforest before you went on your amazing tour :mrgreen:

Regards

Re: Funny fruit

Posted: Wed May 23, 2012 1:21 am
by GervaisAlkins
Hi,
I've heard a few names for this tree. In Trinidad it's called Scotch Attorney. In Tobago I've heard the tree called Monkey Apple.
I've seen this tree listed in the T&T Field Naturalists Book on Trees (not the actual name of the book!).....I'll look it up when I'm at Environment Tobago offices.
Hope this helps

Re: Funny fruit

Posted: Wed May 23, 2012 6:18 am
by David Watkins
It is indeed Scotch Attorney or the signature plant,Clusia rosea.
http://wildlifeofhawaii.com/flowers/109 ... raph-tree/
I have seen this in gardens all over the Island and I believe it is in the Botanical garden in Scarborough
David

Re: Funny fruit

Posted: Wed May 23, 2012 1:57 pm
by Kasper N
Thanks for the info....very helpful :D

Re: Funny fruit

Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 3:48 am
by Roger D.
I like Paul's explanation the best. :shock: