Friday, October 11, 2013

Name that Fruit!

A fruit is the part of the plant that holds/contains/has the seed(s). Doesn't have to be an apple to be a fruit.

Photo by Phil Bentley 9/21/2013

The fruit above (ignore the leaves in the upper left and right corner; they are from a different plant.) is Night-blooming Cereus (Peniocereus greggi). (You'll recall the flowers from this post.) This fruit was on the plant in front of the women's restroom by the visitor center. There were two others on this plant, but this was the juiciest-looking fruit!

Photo by Ned Harris 9/16/2013, hand of highly-trained naturalist

These little pepper-like fruits are from a Fishhook Pincushion cactus (Mammillaria grahamii). Flowers look like this.

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