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Identification of fruit tree found in Taipei
« on: August 21, 2019, 06:02:54 AM »
Hi there!

I came across this tree with really interesting fruit while cycling in Taipei.


Unripe far:

Unripe zoomed:

Given the way all the juicy bits seem to protrude, I think a lot of them were attracting bugs. I was tempted to try it but I wasn't sure if it would be poisonous or not. I reached up to grab one and it squished really easily in my hand, getting my hand pretty wet with juice. I licked a tiny bit of it and it seemed sweet, but like I said - too scared to try more. I'm pretty interested, I've never seen a fruit like that before, almost looked like a raspberry, but with each little nodule extending out independently.

Does anyone know what this is?

Louis (aka cempedak9000)

Exact location found: (on the cycling track)'48.2%22N+121%C2%B027'31.0%22E/@25.1301255,121.458456,20.86z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d25.1300667!4d121.4586056

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Re: Identification of fruit tree found in Taipei
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2019, 07:47:48 AM »
Its Brousonetia Papyrifera,paper mulberry.Fruits are edible,you eat only the red exterior part.


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