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Pecten sp

Description

Lower Jurassic, Middle Lias (incl. Dyrham Silts)
Whatley, near Frome
Somerset
England
M0770
Description:

Moore, C.
FALSE

Classification

Mollusca
Loboconcha
Bivalvia
Pteriomorphia
Ostreoida
Pectinina Superfamily Pectinoidea
Pectinidae
Pecten
sp.

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Curatorial Curiosities

Coco-de-Mer (<i>Lodoicea maldivica</i>)

Seedy humour:The fruit of the Coco-de-Mer (Lodoicea maldivica) contains the largest seed known. 40–50 cm in diameter and weighing 15–30 kg, the fruit requires 6–7 years to mature. The shape of the seed has been said to be suggestive of parts of human anatomy. Coincidentally, the inflorescence of the palm is rather phallic.