Plant ID forum: Seed ID Please

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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Dec 2, 2014 6:36 PM CST
Shhhh! I smuggled this seed in from Hawaii. It was in the beach behind a tide pool on The Bid Island under a ginormous Fiddle Leag Fig tree. I have Fiddle Leaf Figs but thought it would be fun to grow one from seed. But according to Google, that's not at all what I have. It's not breadfruit either. Any guesses? It is very light on weight. I hear nothing when I shake it.

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Dec 2, 2014 7:33 PM CST
Maybe Moringa?

https://www.google.com/search?q=moringa+oleifera&biw=1363&bi...

http://www.starrenvironmental.com/images/image/?q=070207-429...

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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Dec 2, 2014 7:38 PM CST
That's a pretty tree. But the seed is MUCH bigger than that. More than twice the size of a quarter.

Moringa Tree Seed.
http://gardenpool.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/IMG_1591-30...
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Name: Cheryl
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Dec 2, 2014 7:41 PM CST

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Dec 2, 2014 7:50 PM CST
It's an interesting looking pod whatever it is ... I found this site when googling: http://theseedsite.co.uk/db1.html and went through A, B, C and didn't find anything that matches.
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Name: Donald
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needrain
Dec 2, 2014 7:56 PM CST
Titan Arum seed, maybe? That would be really, really cool. If your greenhouse is big enough Smiling .
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Dec 2, 2014 8:08 PM CST
The seed casing is hard as wood. But feel as if I could carve into it easily. It is smooth except for the "hairy" edges on it. There were many seeds embedded into the black and green sand. I saw one sprouting.

I have it soaking in a cup of water for now. I hope it doesn't need sea water?? Oh, also it went through the washer and dryer. I forgot and washed it along with my clothes. I won't give up though.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Dec 2, 2014 8:13 PM CST
Gee, I remember having seeds one time that looked similar and they were large and hard/wood-like .... but for the life of me I don't remember where I got them; they could have been something I picked up while beach combing.
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Dec 2, 2014 8:14 PM CST
So Lin, you being in FL, maybe this is a type of palm?
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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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HamiltonSquare
Dec 2, 2014 8:15 PM CST
Tropical Almond Tree (Terminalia catappa) ?
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Dec 2, 2014 8:17 PM CST
HEre is a pic of Oil Palm seeds


http://mypalmoil.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/seed.jpg
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Dec 2, 2014 8:19 PM CST
hmmmmmm...Terminalia catappa well, they are a forest tree in Hawaii....
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Dec 2, 2014 8:23 PM CST
I think Leslieray is RIGHT!!! The leaves look verrrry similar to a Fiddle Leaf Fig, especially from far below. And the beaches were littered with the "almonds".

https://janegrok.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/terminalia_cata...
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Dec 3, 2014 9:15 AM CST
I agree, I think Leslieray nailed it! https://www.google.com/search?biw=1363&bih=766&tbm=isch&imgi...
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Dec 3, 2014 9:16 AM CST
Tropical Almond Tree (Terminalia catappa)

edited to add, and the seeds are dispersed by water: http://www.naturia.per.sg/buloh/plants/sea_almond.htm
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Dec 3, 2014 1:03 PM CST
I tasted a Malabar almond for the first time a few years ago when we were gifted some while DH was in the hospital. I think you can get them by the carton at Costco. He doesn't remember how much we liked them, as I lay beside him in bed, both of us getting nut crumbs on the bed linens.
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