Fruit from an autograph…

Meet the Autograph Tree (Clusia rosea), aka Pitch-apple or Balsam Apple. The fruit that you see here has been used in Puerto Rico as a game ball. My Ft. Lauderdale, Florida walks continue to educate me most every morning; this tree lives by a shopping mall’s parking lot. Copyright 2021 Pamela Breitberg
The Autograph Tree naming comes from the ability to inscribe the top of the leaves easily. In the West Indies the leaves were used to create playing cards. Read more here. Nature and our use of nature never ceases to amaze me. Copyright 2021 Pamela Breitberg

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