Our once-a-week, high-school aged gardener took the weedeater to a grove of Miconia rubiginosa for the first time this past weekend and uncovered this.
I thought they were a particularly bright blue berry of some kind.
Took a few back to the front porch and sliced a couple open.
Hmm. Well, if “berry” means “… any fruit that has its seeds enclosed in a fleshy pulp, for example, a banana or tomato” [my computer’s built-in dictionary definition], then I guess it’s not a berry. No fleshy pulp.
This is going to be fun to sort out.
- Mystery berries (wcs4.blogspot.com)