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Ghost Bottle Gourd Tree..

CookingMyWay's picture

I got these photos in an email today from a friend.  I'm not sure who took them or I would give the credit - He didn't know either (I found them on a few places on the internet too but they didn't give credit to anyone else either...).  Here's what it said under the photos :

This tree is a bottle gourd tree, but the fruit is deformed to look like ghost face so people called it "ton namtao phi" (phi = ghost, ton=tree, namtao is the name of the type of tree).

 

 

It kinda gives me the heebie jeebies to look at them... 

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foodlover's picture
Very interesting. I wonder if it is it natural or man made design?
CookingMyWay's picture
It sounds as if they are put into some sort of brace to make them look that way...
Anonymous's picture
Hey!!!That tree doesn't look anything like a bottle gourd vine....100% fake!!!!!
tanya3286's picture
yea, well... if i remember well, bottle gourd does grow on creeper like vines ..and yea, there is the buddha pear blog here on ifood iteself, that is similar to this - http://www.ifood.tv/blog/spiritual_fruit_the_buddha_pear they put a mold to make them take the desired shape :)
sukhi's picture
thanks tanya3286 for the info..