This is a swimming seed, a distant relative of the hopping seed. When ripe, they drop from their trees into the water below and start paddling. The pores on top selectively allow in water or air as it floats along the surface. When they hit land, they waddle ashore a ways and if they find a fertile spot, they put down roots.
Hello, my name is Dan. I am an author, artist, explorer, and contemplator of subjects large and small. I like bacon. I like pizza. I like bacon pizza. I enjoy long walks on the beach, but prefer the mountains. I am a huge fan of Jesus. When I grow up, I want to be just like him and create my own universes.