JMG seed. Almost ripe.
Sunday Morning Musings
How cool is that!? Once again very educational! - Arlan
Great photos, X!!!! Very interesting to see! Thank you!
Thanks! That 2nd photo intrigues me. It appears there were 5 embryo seeds to start. Four were fertilized and one was not. Three of them stopped growing and only 1 continued to maturity. I find the margins down the center of the three that stopped maturing at what looks like an early stage curious. You can easily see the "split" in the structure in the middle of the mature one.
Anne X - I was wondering when you were going to post something like the reference photo I posted here
of course I knew it was just a matter of time...
Regarding the 1st photo that you posted here
if you look very(!) closely you can see where the usual 3 locule walls are between certain seeds...
The photo that you posted here
appears to have 4 locules...which is uncomon,but I have seedpods with 4 locules...
What looks to be single undeveloped seeds may actually be pairs of seeds representing the usual 2 seeds per locule...
The 2nd photo is of Ipomoea purpurea,yes(?)...I.purpurea is the only Ipomoea species that I've seen produce 8 seeds per pod...
Got any ripe seedpods with 4 locules and 8 seeds per pod(?)...or more seeds per locule than the usual 2 like I had gotten here
Your camera work parallels something produced by a microscope...amazingly(!) revealing...
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Gives a new appreciation to the paradox of life suspended in an old seed. Thanks, X.
Just bumping this up, it is so worth it to the newbies.. lots of info guys.