‘Pollia Berries’ A Plant With Unique Feature Grows Across Africa

Pollia Berry themselves are not blue in color.

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'Pollia Berries' A Plant With Unique Feature Grows Across Africa- Surge Zirc
Pollia Berries/ photo credit: jesse waugh

Pollia Berries are some of the unique plants that grows only in the African environment. Most of such plants exhibits rare uniqueness.

The small berry of the Pollia condensate plant is mostly found across the African environments. It has the most intense blue color that have ever been seen in any plant in the world. Even at such, the Pollia Berry has no blue pigment.

Even scientists have wondered where the secret of the Pollia Berry lies.

The cell wall inside the skin of the Pollia Berry contains very tiny threads that are arranged in a straight line order like rows of matches. It’s those thread that form the layers.

Each of the layer set-off at a very slight angle to another layer below, so that the other layer that is rising forms a helical or spiral in shape.

The amazing thing here is that the threads of the Pollia Berry themselves are not blue in color.

The color actually comes from the way the threads are stacked together.

Meanwhile, it’s apparent that the structure of the Pollia Berry is responsible for its intense metallic hue and iridescence, not pigment.

The Pollia Berry plant show that most of the cells appears to be blue, pink or even yellow hue because of some subtle changes that occurs in the layer.

Moreover, a critical analysis revealed that the colors are not smooth, but they appear pixelated, like the colors on a desktop computer screen.

Despite the fact that Pollia Berries do not have pigment, they maintain their beautiful colors even after they drop from the plant.

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In fact most Pollia Berries have been discovered to be looking as beautiful as though they were still on the plant, after being collected over a century.

Does Pollia Berries have edible pulps?

Research has shown that Pollia Berries really do not have edible pulp, it has just seeds. Wherever it is, birds get signals that they are there and cluster around it.

This unique plant of the African continent in its unique nature has influenced science greatly. Scientists agree that the Pollia Berries and its pigment free color can really inspire a lot of products, like fade resistant dyes and counterfeit resistant paper.

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