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Blister Pod

Blister Pod (Sacoglottis amazonica)

This tree is native throughout the north of South America. It is one of the tiny proportion of plant species that produce drift fruit: fruit adapted for long-distance seed dispersal by salt water. The soft outer layer of each Sacoglottis amazonica fruit decomposes to leave a hard stone. The bumps all over the stone are the outer surfaces of the air-filled cavities (‘blisters’) that provide it with buoyancy. The interiors of these cavities become exposed as the pod is eroded by seawater over months, and sometimes years, of drifting.

Taken from Levon's latest body of work titled The Hidden Beauty of Seeds and Fruits, these macro photographs display the Carpology collection of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.  

  • Archival Giclée pigment print.
  • Available in –
    • 24 x 18 inches edition of 15
    • 40 x 30 inches edition of 10
  • All artwork is signed and supplied with a certificate of authenticity.
  • All sizes include a white border to assist framing and provide space for artist signature and edition numbering.  This border is included within the overall print dimensions.
  • Prints are supplied unmounted and are delivered in secure tube via tracked international courier (Parcel Force Worldwide and their affiliates). 

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