Thursday, April 06, 2006

See what I picked up ..valves from Honduras Mahogany

Ancient pair of strapless lady's sandals
Have a guess .
Did you get it?... Answer - see below

Outer valve of Honduras Mahogany fruit, Swietenia Macrophylla
I saw the much thinner inner valves (1-2mm) on the overhead bridge. At first I thought it must be the outer peels of some unfamilar fruits. I finally decided to pick it up and have a closer look. Not far away I also found the much thicker (5-7mm) outer valves. I have a foto of the whole fruit some years ago. ( B/w sketch courtesy of J.Lolan)

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