|True Name||Wudara Thonde|
|Locale||Temperate forest in Eastern Qeshir|
This odd tree has spherical fruit which grows directly from the bark in the tree trunk, rather than from bough and branch. The shell of the wudara fruit is thick, hard and smooth. It is a dark brown glossy shell with a wood grain pattern. It is almost perfectly spherical shell. The tree has no branches or boughs. Only a central trunk and a thick cluster of leaves at the top.
As the fruit matures, it grows and the bark around the fruit slowly contracts until the fruit pops out with an audible sound.
Because the fruit contracts and expands thermally more during the day, they tend to pop out more on warm days around noon or early afternoon.
As these fruit are hard shelled and quite heavy, they can pose a threat to creatures below. They can drop from as high as 15 meters and may shoot out a fair distance to either side from the tree.
The inner meat of the fruit is edible and has a high water content. It is sweet.
The seeds inside are long, soft white ovals. They are edible, mushy and sour.
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