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Tetsu0

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Supposedly Talisia Sylvatica tree and fruit?
« on: September 18, 2021, 07:06:43 PM »
One of my talisia sylvatica flowered and fruited this year. I guess this suggests they are monoecious btw.

The problem I have is this fruit looks nothing like talisia sylvatica pictures I've seen, or any type of talisia or melicoccus in literature or online. The growth and flowering habit seem to be definitively sylvatica, but the fruit shape is way off, in fact the opposite shape it should be.

I know there's some slight variation in the shape from the old drawing in the literature and the couple different photos we have online. Just wondering if anyone else has gotten fruit or has seen any talisia fruit look like this?






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Re: Supposedly Talisia Sylvatica tree and fruit?
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2021, 08:32:59 PM »
what you have there does look like a wild talisia to me.
like if you check these two and compare.

https://stricollections.org/portal/taxa/index.php?taxon=70200&clid=64
https://plantidtools.fieldmuseum.org/es/nlp/catalogue/3822626


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Re: Supposedly Talisia Sylvatica tree and fruit?
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2021, 08:55:18 PM »
https://collections.nmnh.si.edu/media/?irn=15403683
should be this one but i can't find pics of the fresh fruit online.

tell you what dry some leaves and fruit so if it all looks like this then you got it.

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Re: Supposedly Talisia Sylvatica tree and fruit?
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2021, 10:44:49 PM »
https://collections.nmnh.si.edu/media/?irn=15403683
should be this one but i can't find pics of the fresh fruit online.

tell you what dry some leaves and fruit so if it all looks like this then you got it.
Thank you for the replies and pictures I haven't seen before. I think the Talisia Cerasina is the closest match out of those fruits and it is apparently a very variable species, but maybe sylvatica is variable too. I think the growth habit and flowers are still more like sylvatica even though cerasina is somewhat similar. All of my sylvatica trees are unbranching, growing straight up with only leaves at the top. Inflorescence also shoots straight up from the top.

 

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