At this stage in its development the Aizoon paniculatum fruit appears like a star-shaped, olive-green cupcake in hairy and papery surroundings.
The five petal-like sepals are now dry, shrivelled and beige-coloured; its future functionality uncertain. The stigma in the centre is at this stage no better off, resembling a snuffed candle. Water-cells glisten on the unripe capsule surface, indented in its centre.
Many compressed seeds are being produced in each of the five chambers (Manning, 2007; Manning and Goldblatt, 1996; Bond and Goldblatt, 1984; JSTOR; iNaturalist).
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