Cacao trees fall into a special category of flowering plant: cauliflory. While most plants produce their blooms on new growth from the main stem or trunk (conventional inflorescence, or positioning), cacao's flowers and fruits grow directly from their woody trunks. Botanically, that means these plants can hold very large pods that might otherwise weigh down stems and branches. The seeds of cauliflory species are accessible to animals that cannot climb or fly, increasing the l
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Turning over a new leaf. Gold leaf. Chocolate Set on a Stand 2 feet/60cm high Meissen, 1715-30