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Fofo

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Fofo

Yellow flowered plant

Symbol of jealousy and envy

"When the fofo's petals drop, they turn into black spiky-like seeds. The Akan liken the nature of this plant to a jealous person."

- The Adinkra Dictionary by W. Bruce Willis

There is a Akan proverb associated with this symbol: "What the fofo plant wishes is that the gyinantwi seeds turn black."

Graphical characteristics:
Symmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains curved lines, Has no crossing lines.

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