Wild cocoa (Herrania mariae)

The fruit of the wild cocoa (Herrania mariae) starts off in an upright position, and as it matures, and the weight increases, gravity will eventually win and drag it to a hanging position.

This tree had no mature fruits – perhaps someone had picked them for personal consumption?

Native range is Colombia to Peru and North Brazil.

Wild cocoa (Herrania mariae)

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Last updated on 30 June 2024