Trapa incisa 5 PCS fresh seeds nuts, Trapa maximowiczii, Maximovich's chilim, Water nut, Water caltrop, Water chestnut, Exotic flower seeds
Maximovich's chilim, or cut-out hornbill, also hollow-leaved hornbill, Maximovich's hornbill, Maximovich's water nut (lat. Trapa maximowiczii, lat. Trapa incisa).
An annual aquatic plant, a species of the genus Rogulnik of the family Derbennikovye (Lythraceae). The leaf blades form a clear rosette; the leaves are 1.5-3.5 cm wide, broadly ovate, shallow and almost correctly toothed, glabrous or slightly hairy from below along the veins, often with a truncated base. The petioles are glabrous or slightly hairy with developed swim bladders.
The flowers are glabrous or slightly hairy at the top. The fruit is two-horned, 1.8-2.5 cm wide on the upper horns, 1.1-1.4 cm high, thin-skinned.
It grows in old trees and lakes at a depth of 20 to 150 cm . Prefers to grow in stagnant water or small backwaters, in shallow water.
A water nut is a bull's head with one seed. The leaves of the nut have a diamond-shaped shape with large teeth on the edges.
The nut blooms with small white flowers, and the fruits look like small rosettes floating on the water and creating amazing patterns. The nut is hidden in a shell with small horns.
Water nut is a very tasty delicacy that can be eaten raw. Harvesting of raw materials is carried out in autumn, when the fruits are already ripe, and the leaves begin to die off.