Undescribed Sacoglottis Endocarp
Sacoglottis cf. costata
Related to Sacoglottis amazonica
and Sacoglottis gabonensis
, this endocarp is rarely found along Florida shores, with only 9 records worldwide!
The following seed was collected by in Palm Beach County, Florida USA
Notice of this species was recently published:
Van der Ham, R., T. van Andel, L. Bucher, I. Hanno, T. Lambrechts, K. Linicome, P. Mikkelsen, J. Mina, B. Patterson, E. Perry, and M. Romance.
Furrowed blister pods stranded on northern Atlantic Ocean coasts represent an undescribed Sacoglottis
endocarp most similar to the fossil Sacoglottis costata
2015. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 9(1):137-147.
Side view of the seed from Palm Beach County.
Length = 67 mm (about 2.6 inches)
End views of the seed from Palm Beach County.
Diameter = 50 mm (about 2.0 inches)
The following seed was found on Lignumvitae Key, Florida.
Side view of the seed from Lignumvitae Key
Photos: M. Romance
End views of the seed from
See also: Sacoglottis amazonica