posted on Jan, 7 2005 @ 04:06 AM
Thailand is where they are from, pretty close to Bangkok. I think the plant is native to that area, saw a few accounts of folks smashing them and them
being full of pollen, so apparently they are not so rare as I thought they were if these folks (tourists?) were smashing the pods so see what was in
them. I seem to remember something more to the Bhudda story to them as well, something to do wit the type of tree bhudda meditated under, but I may
not be remembering it correctly, has been years since I heard about them and like I said the information on them is extremely scarce. Frankly the lack
of information is unprecedented in internet research endeavors, I'm no botanist but I have done an extensive bit of research into herbal lore and
plants in mythology, etc. and have yet to come across a more poorly documented species.