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A Sea-Bean Guide Seaheart (Entada gigas) Hamburger Bean (Mucuna sp.) Mary's Bean (Merremia discoidesperma) Hamburger Bean (Mucuna sp.) Coconut (Cocos nucifera) Sea Purse (Dioclea sp.) Antidote Vine (Fevillea cordifolia) Tropical Almond (Terminalia catappa)
Sea-Beans of Fiji
The results of Ren's sea-beaning on the Coral Coast in Viti Levu, Fiji Islands.
Ren is a young collector who has shown her seed collection at a local museum as part of a Young Collectors Exhibition in Suva city.

The unidentified Mucuna(?) or Dioclea(?) has temporarily been self-designated as "Ren's Bean"!
It's size is about 3 cm across and 2.5 cm tall.
Three seeds in my collection are 3.03 mm, 3.22 mm, 3.35 mm "across"...
measured at the widest point lower than, but parallel to the top, flat (non-hilum) edge of the purse

All photos courtesy of Tessa Miller.



"Ren's Bean"


"Ren's Bean"


Fiji collection
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Links
Drift Disseminules on Fijian Beaches - 1.2 MB PDF
by Jeremy Smith. New Zealand Journal of Botany, 1990, Vol. 28:13-20.


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