• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies living kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • paul wheaton
  • Burra Maluca
stewards:
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Miles Flansburg
  • Devaka Cooray
garden masters:
  • Dave Burton
  • Anne Miller
  • Daron Williams
  • Greg Martin
gardeners:
  • Joseph Lofthouse
  • James Freyr
  • Bryant RedHawk

Plant ID needed: strange pod-like fruit with purple interior  RSS feed

 
gardener
Posts: 586
Location: Equatorial tropics
63
books forest garden
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I went on a hike Sunday afternoon and found a strange plant. I live in Central America. Anyone know what this thing is? The tree is short and almost looks like Asimina to me, but we're way outside that range. I couldn't find any seeds. Fruit bats or rats must have eaten them with the pulp.

Tropical-tree-with-fruit-interior-purple-pod-2.jpg
[Thumbnail for Tropical-tree-with-fruit-interior-purple-pod-2.jpg]
Tropical-tree-with-fruit-interior-purple-pod.jpg
[Thumbnail for Tropical-tree-with-fruit-interior-purple-pod.jpg]
Tropical-tree-with-fruit-interior-purple.jpg
[Thumbnail for Tropical-tree-with-fruit-interior-purple.jpg]
 
David Good
gardener
Posts: 586
Location: Equatorial tropics
63
books forest garden
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
It's got to be Annonaceae family - I'd bet on that. But which member?
 
garden master
Posts: 2196
Location: USDA Zone 8a
463
bee dog food preservation greening the desert hunting cooking purity trees
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I keep coming back to this thread to see if anyone has offered a suggestion.

It looks like Guava to me.  I keep looking at images of fruit, leaves, stems, etc.

Wikipedia says there are several varieties.
 
Getting married means "We're in love, so let's tell the police!" - and invite this tiny ad to the wedding:
please help me create BB wiki pages, and other PEP pages
https://permies.com/t/98467/create-BB-wiki-pages-PEP
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!