[Taxacom] Identification Needed: Fruit from a Pacific island [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
jrc at anbg.gov.au
Thu Jan 10 14:34:30 CST 2008
In this particular case, the sago palm, the source of starch is the
trunk, not the fruit.
Geoff Read wrote:
>>>> Diana Horton <diana-horton at uiowa.edu> 09/01/08 7:30 AM wrote>>>
> I am looking for someone who might be able to identify a fruit
> collected on a Pacific island circa 1940s. I can provide an image.
> Intriguing question. I wonder if it is still edible? But as a Pacific island inhabitant, I feel obliged to murmur quietly that there are more than a few Pacific Islands (some 20,000 to 30,000) and that the bounds of the Pacific Ocean permitting the growth of fruit include a sizeable part of the planet. Perhaps a more precise geographic designation would be useful in this instance?
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