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Stunningly blue seeds

November 29, 2010

Once I listened to an interview with a young actress. She was quite blasé because she claimed she had been everywhere in the world and seen it all. There was nothing new left. It is true she might have seen all the tourist traps of the world, but hardly all the wonders. Other people spend their lives as astronomers, divers, plant growers and chefs, and keep exploring and keep being surprised.

This morning I opened a dry and ugly fruit of Ravenala madagascariensis (Strelitziaceae), the Traveller’s tree from Madagascar which grows at Dokmai Garden. The blue gems inside can not be described with words, so just take a look below.

Eric Danell

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. tomo permalink
    November 30, 2010 2:23 AM

    haaa they are absolutely beautiful. i would love to have a seed…

    • November 30, 2010 7:35 PM

      Dear Tomo,

      We should be happy to send you seeds. In return, maybe you could help us with browsing Japanese garden websites, adding links to our website and blog? Our garden is well prepared for Japanese tourists, with 500 aluminium signs with facts about monsoon plants in Japanese. We are simply not known in Japan yet.

      Cheers, Eric, Ketsanee, Juley, Nived and Densak

  2. March 6, 2012 6:50 PM

    Hello and greetings from Canada.
    I am writing an article about the Traveller’s Tree. Hope to get your permission to use your seed picture for my blog.
    Of course with reference to your blog.
    Thank you.

    • March 6, 2012 6:53 PM

      Yes, you may use the picture and we are grateful for your offer to make a link to the original source.

      Cheers, Eric

  3. March 11, 2012 5:30 PM

    Thank you…
    – Cheers Gisela.

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