Rolf Langebartels
Internetproject Soundbag

update from June 25th, 2007
Bladdernut with fruits
Photo: copyright by Rolf Langebartels
Pimpernuß - Bladdernut
European Bladdernut - Staphylea pinnata, Colchis Bladdernut - Staphylea colchica etc.
The ripe fruits hardly open and hang for long on the tree. When they are moved by the wind, the hard seeds in the inflated capsules cause a rattling noise. In former times in German language this sound was called onomatopoetically pimpern (to rattle or to jingle). Hence the name Pimpernuß with the meaning of rattling nut.
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