Plumeria Seed Pod
Last week the plumeria seed pod finally popped open.
There were almost forty seeds in the pod, approximately 20 per side.
The seed are stacked like shingles. Their tails are attached to the pod.
The collage shows the first 60 days when most of the development occurs.
Above is how the pod looked just before it split open. I thought there was something wrong with it, since it looked brown and mushy (think of the texture of a vanilla bean) . The drying seems to be the final stage of ripening that causes the pod to split open.
Due to the genetics of plumeria, seeds of pink cultivars, like this one, or red, produce the most variation in their offspring. Seeds from the classic white are more likely to produce 50% white offspring.