And then more clues were given to help you figure out?
Finally the amazing secrets were revealed to much awe and gasps!
But before people went crazy over the fruit, a warning and caution were issued.
We were then introduced to the Queen of fruits, in case things got too hot.
Now let's revisit this subject and look at the progress in the development of The King of Fruits. (Due to the frequent interruptions of normal posting, the following is not in real time but about a month behind).
This is a good time to enter a durian orchard (apart from when the fruits actually drop, of course).
As you take a walk around the orchard your senses are awaken by the sweet aroma permeating the air. It is not unlike you walking in a botanical garden of blooming lavender or roses.
The scent of the durian flowers is really nice - sweet and refreshing - not like the smell of its fruit at all.
|The 'berries' had burst open|
|Exposing the stamen (anthers and filaments)|
|After pollination the petals and other parts|
drop to the ground
|Where proper pollination had taken place young fruits are formed;|
Minute spikes which later become thorns are visible
For a full description of flower parts and the pollination process go here. If you have children or grandchildren studying fifth grade biology, of if you yourself would like to recall what you learned (or missed) in your biology class, it's worth a visit.
Will keep you posted as the King of Fruits develop further.