Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Quiz Tuesday part 42

Another strange appendage I came upon near the beach. What the heck is it?

TOG? ANYBODY?

13 comments:

Bruce said...

Looks like that is how the palm(?) sends out new shoots. Sure does look strange....

brian said...

baby coconuts or bananas? i know nothing about these kind of trees =)

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

I haven't no clue... but I am very curious... See you tomorrow!

Jilly said...

Don't know. Sure TOG will. Lovely anyway. Love palm fruits/seeds. Lovely photo thru to the sky.

Olivier said...

Je dirais des bananes poilues ;o).

I would say bananas hairy ;o).

Peter said...

Not the faintest... Better ask someone local!

TOG said...

Games up. It's a screw pine and it's formal name is Pandanus utilis. Most of us call it pandanus. The female flower is a round cone and it never looks like a real flower, but it does produce the seeds. The flower that you have is the male flower. I wouldn't say anything more about it, but it looks healthy.
http://mgonline.com/screwpine.html

oldmanlincoln said...

Looks fuzzy and full of pollen. Nice shot though.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Tog spoiled it for the rest of us.
I was going to suggest an alien from outer space who got caught up in a pine tree on landing.

Ex-Shammickite said...

I mean palm tree.....

Moi said...

doesn't look earthly to me either!! :)

isabella said...

Lol! I once accused Tog of making up plant names (they are so bizarre sometimes, like in this instance), so now he encloses a link ;-) Thank you, Tog!

I still like Olivier's "hairy banana"...

Ming the Merciless said...

Corn cobs strung together with rafia to make them look like screwpine cone. :-)