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.
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Drift Disseminules on Fijian Beaches
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by Jeremy Smith. New Zealand Journal of Botany, 1990, Vol. 28:
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