correction of Mora species epithet

Ken Kinman kinman2 at YAHOO.COM
Sun Apr 24 21:46:43 CDT 2005

Hi All,
      But Daniel, that only answers how heavy it is, not how big (dimensions).  Larger SMILE.  ;-)   According to one internet source, the seeds of Mora oleifera (M. megistosperma) are up to 7 inches long and 5 inches wide (but it doesn't say how thick they get).  Perhaps the size of an average-sized cinnamon roll?  On the other hand, the smallest orchid seeds are presumably smaller than a single grain of cinnamon on that cinnamon roll.  Quite a range in dimension, but those orchids are parasitic (and the seeds very minimal).
          Ken Kinman
Daniel Janzen wrote:
     But Robin, he didn't ask how big, but rather what is the biggest.  Smile.
Slightly more seriously, it shows one should not trust memory.  The correct name is Mora megistosperma (an older name is Mora oleifera).  Try 300-1000 grams fresh weight (n = 126, average 526 g, s.d., 168 g).  That is the SEED, not the fruit.

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