"Cacao, or cocoa, is the chocolate tree, and also the powder and beverage made with it obtained from the fruit of this tree. The tree is 16 to 18 feet high, a native of tropical America, and much cultivated in the tropics of both hemispheres, especially in the West India Islands, Central and South America. Its fruit is contained in pointed, oval, ribbed pods 6 to 10 inches long, each inclosing 50 to 100 seeds in a white, sweetish pulp. The term coca is a corruption of cacao, but is more commonly used in commerce: cocoa nuts, however, are obtained from an entirely different tree."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Cacao Plant

"Cacao, or cocoa, is the chocolate tree, and also the powder and beverage made with it obtained from…

A case or caddice made by the larvae of Trichoptera.

Caddice

A case or caddice made by the larvae of Trichoptera.

A case or caddice made by the larvae of Trichoptera.

Caddice

A case or caddice made by the larvae of Trichoptera.

A case or caddice made by the larvae of Trichoptera.

Caddice

A case or caddice made by the larvae of Trichoptera.

A case or caddice made by the larvae of Trichoptera.

Caddice

A case or caddice made by the larvae of Trichoptera.

A case or caddice made by the larvae of Trichoptera.

Caddice

A case or caddice made by the larvae of Trichoptera.

A case or caddice made by the larvae of Trichoptera.

Caddice

A case or caddice made by the larvae of Trichoptera.

A case or caddice made by the larvae of Trichoptera.

Caddice

A case or caddice made by the larvae of Trichoptera.

A case or caddice made by the larvae of Trichoptera.

Caddice

A case or caddice made by the larvae of Trichoptera.

A case or caddice made by the larvae of Trichoptera.

Caddice

A case or caddice made by the larvae of Trichoptera.

A case or caddice made by the larvae of Trichoptera.

Caddice

A case or caddice made by the larvae of Trichoptera.

A case or caddice made by the larvae of Trichoptera.

Caddice

A case or caddice made by the larvae of Trichoptera.

Native to countries around the Mediterranean. The pods are often called locust-eans, are supposed by some to have been food of John the Baptist in the wilderness.

Carob Tree

Native to countries around the Mediterranean. The pods are often called locust-eans, are supposed by…

Section lengthwise of flax seed cut half away, bringing contained embryo into view.

Flax Pod Cut in Half

Section lengthwise of flax seed cut half away, bringing contained embryo into view.

Section of a flax-seed magnified and divided flat-wise: turned round, so that the stem-end (caulicle) of the embryo is below: the whole broad upper part is the inner face of one of the cotyledons: the minute nick at its base is the plumule.

Flax-seed

Section of a flax-seed magnified and divided flat-wise: turned round, so that the stem-end (caulicle)…

Section through a flax seed turned edgewise, showing the thickness of the cotyledons, and the minute plumule between them.

Flax-seed Cut Sideways

Section through a flax seed turned edgewise, showing the thickness of the cotyledons, and the minute…

Also known as a carob tree or Ceratonia siliqua. It is a flowering shrub or tree native to the Mediterranean region. It is commonly cultivated for its edible seed pods.

Locust Tree

Also known as a carob tree or Ceratonia siliqua. It is a flowering shrub or tree native to the Mediterranean…

Pictured is a garden variety of pea with flowers and pods in different stages of development.

Garden Variety of Pea

Pictured is a garden variety of pea with flowers and pods in different stages of development.

Pods generally split lengthwise when ripe and dry.

Pod

Pods generally split lengthwise when ripe and dry.

Pods generally split lengthwise when ripe and dry.

Pod

Pods generally split lengthwise when ripe and dry.

A separate pod of the Wild Columbine, (Gray, 1858).

Pod

A separate pod of the Wild Columbine, (Gray, 1858).

The five pods of the Wild Columbine opening, (Gray, 1858).

Pod

The five pods of the Wild Columbine opening, (Gray, 1858).

Flax is a member of the genus <em>Linum</em> in the family <em>Linaceae</em>. It is probably native to India, though its precise native range is unknown due to extensive ancient cultivation in southwest Asia and southeastern Europe.

Pod of Flax

Flax is a member of the genus Linum in the family Linaceae. It is probably native…

A tropical tree of the legume family, whose pods are used in the production of food and drinks.

Tamarind

A tropical tree of the legume family, whose pods are used in the production of food and drinks.