Apeiba membranacea Seeds (image) Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Share Print E-Mail Caption Vines smother tropical forest trees, reducing their production of fruit and seeds. Apeiba membranacea seed pod. Credit STRI archives Usage Restrictions credit: STRI Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.