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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 (Humiriaceae)
endocarp most similar to the fossil Sacoglottis costata.
2015. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 9(1):137-147.

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Side view of the seed from Palm Beach County.
Length = 67 mm (about 2.6 inches)

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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.

Sacoglottis cf costata
Side view of the seed from Lignumvitae Key
Photos: M. Romance
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Sacoglottis cf costata
End views of the seed from
Lignumvitae Key



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See also: Sacoglottis amazonica and Sacoglottis gabonensis


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