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Hexagonality in the Monstera fruit 02


Hexagonality in the Monstera fruit 02
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Copyright: ILYA BOROVOK (Ilya_Borovok) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 27] (122)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-11
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500, ZOOM NIKKOR 7.85-32mm/1:2.6-5.1
Exposure: f/6.2, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-26 12:11
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Points: 4
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Close up of the Monstera young fruit scales.

Monstera deliciosa Liebm. Family: Araceae (arum family).

Common names: windowleaf, ceriman, split-leaf philodendron, monstera, Mexican breadfruit, Swiss cheese plant etc.

Other common names: (Sp): balazo, cerimán de México, hojadillo, huracán, ojal, piña anona; (Po): banana de brejo, banana de macao, banana do mato, deliciosa, fruta de México, tornélia; (Fr): ananas de Mexico, anana du pauvre, cériman, monstère délicieux; (De): kostlicher kolbenrisse, Fensterblatt.

Origin: Monstera deliciosa occurs naturally in the tropical jungles of Central America from southern Mexico to Panama. Now pantropical.

WARNING: All parts of Monstera are poisonous except the ripe fruits. The plant contains oxalic acid and even the ripe fruits (with a fantastic pineapple and banana flavor) may be an irritant to particularly sensitive people.

Is there any gene in Monstera deliciosa that codes for such a hexagonality? I guess, some information about how to 'make' such an organization should be available, isn't it?! Another excellent example of hexagonality in alive world is...the honeycombs of bees.

Someone might assume that our trend to have more geometrically designed things at home is also under...control! :) Of what!? That is a puzzle!

See more about this exotic plant in Floridata.

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Hola Ilya.
Preciosa macro y dulces recuerdos de cuando la probé por vez primera el pasado año en Madeira.
Magníficos colores y sabores.
Saludos, JL.

Hi Ilya,
The pattern on this is really fantastic, I would like to see another version where it's a tad bit darker on top with less OE. Really cool composition and excellent subject. A great picture. :)

Monstera deliciosa is a really delicious fruit (when it is ripe :)

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