Here’s a brief follow-up to a post I put up a few days ago on Sterculia africana. I took a few more photos of the seed and seedpod.
Close-up photo of the seeds below with interesting bright red coloring on the ends where they attach to the pod (I forget the technical/botanical name for this). You can see why they are often referred to as “tick tree”.
In the photo below you can observe how the seed attach to the pod. Note the fine fiberglass-like hairs… Seeds must be removed with care so as to not cover ones hands with the hairs, which are irritating and can be difficult to remove.