Sunday, July 10, 2005

The blue quandong


Elaeocarpus grandis
Originally uploaded by lekowala.
Elaeocarpus grandis from the family Elaeocarpaceae. This trees of this genus are generally called Oil-fruit trees as the flesh of the fruits taste oily. The seeds or stones (as seen in the picture) of some species e.g. E. sphaericus are used as prayer beads in India and are known as Rudraksha beads.

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