MAA Found Math for the Week of September 26, 2011
MAA Found Math: Julian F. Fleron (Westfield State University) took these photos of the fruits of a Kousa Dogwood tree on the Westfield State campus. Notice the irregular pentagons and hexagons that cover the surface of the fruit which, according to Fleron, is quite tasty when ripe. Send your Found Math photos with a brief description to email@example.com Watch a slideshow of MAA Found Math
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Real Chocolate Tree (theobroma cacao)
Grow your own Chocolate at home! A small, tropical evergreen, up to 25 feet, with thick, oblong-oval, leaves. In a 24” container, kept trimmed to 6' this tree often produces 5 to 10 pods annually. The cacao "beans" are produced in large, angular orange-ish capsules, up to a foot long and 4 inches diameter. The capsule rind is thick, hard and leathery. The capsules grow along the trunk and main branches. The beans, or seeds, about an inch across, range from 20 to 40 per capsule, and are…
Myrica rubra, also called yangmei is also called red bayberry.It is native to Asia and has been cultivated for thousand of years in China.It is round and red and flavor like strawberry.The fruit is very in vitamin C and eaten raw,fermented in alcoholic beverage and used to produced a distinct reddish dye that is extracted from the bark of tree.
African Sausage Fruit Tree. En Afrique la phytothérapie , le fruit est considéré comme un remède pour un large éventail d'affections, de rhumatismes , morsures de serpent, les mauvais esprits, la syphilis , et même des tornades (Watkins, 1975). Une boisson alcoolique semblable à la bière est également faite de lui. Le fruit frais est toxique et fortement purgative ; fruits sont préparés pour la consommation par le séchage, la torréfaction ou fermentation (Joffe, 2003; McBurney 2004).