Danger Falling Fruit

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  1. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I had to change my path through the Adelaide Botanic Garden to avoid these falling fruit. Photo taken around the middle of May. Genus and species please.
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Artocarpus altilis?
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    No, that's not it.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Out of focus. But I'll take a shot: Couroupita?
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Esteemed Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I think the out of focus bit is part of the Stumpers game.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Signs like that are usually put up for Bunya Araucaria bidwillii, but the green items on the ground don't look right for that.

    How about Maclura pomifera?
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yes it's Maclura pomifera. The fruit has been posted on the forums so many times, I didn't think it would be too difficult for this group. Part of the stumper here was the fact that it is an exotic fruit in Adelaide.
     

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