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  kapok seed pods (green)

 

Thailand

At first the seed pods of the kapok tree are soft and green, but when they ripen the pods turn hard and its flesh becomes fibre (fig.).

 

When still young the white flesh of the soft cucumber-like seed pods is edible. See also List of Thai Botanical Names.

 

  kapok seed pods (green)