Corytoplectus cutucuensis seed pod

Photo by Leslie Brothers, copyright Smithsonian Institution
Grown at Smithsonian Institution greehouses

The berry on this species is "presented" in a way that suggests its likely use as a food source which supports the seed distribution -- it is displayed at the center of a red and white calyx arrangement.  Another photo shows how a large number of these display fruits can create quite a display.  A plant in flower can be seen here, and another display fruit on an Alloplectus species here.

USBRG 1994-021



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