Published by Daniel Mosquin on August 30, 2006
Tags: Proteaceae | Embothrium coccineum Forst. & Forst. f. | 34910-0598-1999
The fruit of Embothrium coccineum (featured on BPotD in flower here) is botanically known as a follicle (scroll down to the middle of the page). In this photograph, the follicles have split open to reveal a dozen or so winged seeds in each.
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Daniel, I love your photograph of this Embothrium coccineum seed pod which exemplifies your motto: In science, beauty. In beauty, science.
Embothrium coccineum – Z8 – RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths
Embothrium coccineum – Z8-10 – A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Brickell, Cole, Zuk
proportion and life?
Western Washington examples fruiting well this year.
I have two of these chilean fire bushes and by looking at your picture it is going to better help me know when to look for the seeds. I am trying to find out how and when to sow them. Would you happen to know? As of today in the middle of July and after flowering the seed pods are present. Thanks.
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