These seedpods are very unique. They begin hidden inside the foliage of the tree. I have only seen a few flowers on a tree at any time. As the flower dies, it develops an ordinary looking 1 1/2" spherical green pod and once it grows larger enough it splits open into a 7 to 10 'petal' pods, and eventually drops to the ground. Split open, you see the beautiful interior of golden yellow and the spiral core of orange seeds. Fresh, they are 2 1/2" diameter. As they dry they shrink a little and dry into the various browns of a more typical dried seedpod. Every pod is different. They begin quite pulpy like an apple and slow drying them takes a couple of weeks until they are hard dried.
The Autograph tree is native to Sri Lanka and Hawaii, as a 'nuisance' tree growing around coastal rocks and blocking the sun from the undergrowth. The residents rip them out of the ground when they find them. Here in Miami these trees are rare 'exotics' and are quite tame. I've only found a few trees so far. I'm on the hunt for more. The rich browns are most unusual. I now have several dozen dried and ready to go. So, I'll wrap up a dozen pods and ship them to you for $15.00 within 1 to 2 days.
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