Recently, Zhuhai Customs has seized the worlds most dangerous fruit - cannon shells for the first time. According to experts, the fruit is similar to a small hand grenade and has been properly stored in explosion-proof boxes for subsequent treatment.
As early as 2016, Nanjing Airport Inspection and Quarantine Bureau intercepted a bomb fruit. In the news of that year, we can still see the exotic plant fruit, which has the same frightening dangerous characteristics.
So the question arises. Are cannonballs really as powerful as legends? Has anyone really witnessed its power? Heres the answer for you.
What is the shell that was seized?
In fact, the bomb fruit intercepted at Nanjing Airport in 2016 was only an oolong. The real identity of this round, shell-like dangerous fruit is sugar brown.
Sugar palm, from the genus Sugar Palm, is native to tropical Asia and Africa. It is cultivated in tropical areas such as Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, China.
The inflorescence of sugar palm can extract palm sugar, and has a large, nearly spherical fruit, smooth skin, black-brown. When the fruit is not ripe, there is a gelatin endosperm and a small amount of cool water in the seeds, which can be eaten directly or dessert. In short, although the sugar Brown round fruit looks like a shell, no matter how you treat it, it will never explode angrily.
However, this time, the fruits of the plants seized by Zhuhai Customs are cannonballs, because the English name of the plant is CannonballTree, and Cannonball means cannonballs. Early cannon shells were spherical, and the round shells were just like rusty shells.
So the shells were shut in the explosion-proof box.
Does cannonball really explode?
Artillery shells come from the genus Yupistaceae. They are native to the tropical rainforests of Central and South America. They are called artillery shells in Chinese. They are grown and ornamented in the tropical regions of the world because of their beautiful, fragrant flowers and large and interesting fruits. During the fruit period, shells grew densely on the trunks, always looking as if they would explode at any moment.
Although the shells look like shells, there are also rumors on the Internet that the fruit of the shells tree is a very dangerous plant. When the fruit matures, it will explode and injure people if it is mistakenly touched.
In fact, this is a completely false network rumor. Although the shells grow into shells, how can they not explode, let alone hurt people?
In the Chinese Dictionary of Seed Plants Families and Genus, another kind of plant called cannonball is also recorded. It is the cannonball of Cucurbitaceae, also known as Cucurbitaceae. It is also native to the tropical regions of America and has the characteristics of flowering and fruiting on old stems. During the fruit period, the fruit hanging upside down on the branches is like a shell, so the gourd tree also bears the name of the shell.
The shells of the family Arctidae are not related to those of the family Yupistaceae. The round shells of the shells hang on the trunk of the tree. The hard shell looks like an iron watermelon, so people call it an iron watermelon. But they will not explode either.
Therefore, the so-called shells will not explode at all, we need not panic, should be treated scientifically.
Is there any explosive fruit in the world?
So, is there any explosive fruit in the world?
Mahogany is a plant from Meliaceae and America. It was brought into Indonesia by Dutch colonists more than 400 years ago. It is a well-known furniture-making wood. It is also planted in some cities in South China.
The fruit of mahogany is like a pomelo. When it is ripe, it will crack and a few shells float down. In this way, the pedestrians on the road are startled.
Perhaps the power of this explosion is the whole truth of the shell in the known world.
Another kind of plant is impatiens. The fruit of the genus Impatiens is a gelatinous fleshy capsule, and when the fruit is ripe, the seeds pop up violently from the fleshy pod lobes. Passing people or animals, if not carefully touched, will explode at a touch, the seeds will be sprayed several meters away.
Therefore, the genus Impatiens is really an acute and bad-tempered fairy. Its English name is touch-me-not.
Of course, the explosive power of herbal fruits such as Impatiens can be neglected by human beings.
Source of this article: He Yufang_NN5632, responsible editor of Peoples Network-Peoples Daily