Plant ID forum: Seed identification help

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Name: Gerald
Jacksonville, Florida (Zone 9a)
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Bradfish83
Jan 22, 2016 4:13 PM CST
I know it's a stretch, but having no luck identifying myself. These just arrived from Thailand and were supposed to be plumeria seeds. They look like no plumeria seed I've ever seen.
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Name: Greene
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greene
Jan 22, 2016 4:15 PM CST
You might be lucky. They look like Adenium seeds to my old eyes.

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Oops! I just noticed you are a new member here on ATP.
Welcome to the site, Bradfish83. Your avatar is precious.
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Name: Gerald
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Bradfish83
Jan 22, 2016 4:21 PM CST
Thanks Greene,
I was searching and that's my best guess also. Maybe it's a sign to try Adenium along with my Plumeria.
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jan 22, 2016 4:26 PM CST
There are quite a few ATP members who grow Adenium. We have an entire forum devoted to Adeniums here:
http://garden.org/forums/view/adenium/

There are lots of folks who get pretty excited growing Adeniums so I won't name them all.
One of the people who loves Adeniums is Rainbow; I can use the @ symbol to draw attention to this thread...

(Hey, @Rainbow !! Do these look like Adenium seeds to you?)
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Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Jan 22, 2016 4:40 PM CST
Thanks, Greene!

Hi Gerald, those definitely look like adenium seeds!

Here are some images of plumeria seeds for comparison.
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=images+plumeria+seeds&qp...
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Name: Greene
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greene
Jan 22, 2016 4:44 PM CST
Thanks for the fast response! Since I don't know anything more about Adeniums I will leave you to chat. Thumbs up
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Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Jan 22, 2016 4:46 PM CST
According to the literature though, plumeria seeds come in all kinds of variations in form. The seeds in your picture have some roughness on the surface, whereas adenium seeds are smooth. So....they very well could be plumeria seeds. Whistling
Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Jan 22, 2016 4:53 PM CST
@Dutchlady1 is the resident expert in plumerias.

Welcome to ATP @Bradfish83 Welcome!
Name: Gerald
Jacksonville, Florida (Zone 9a)
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Bradfish83
Jan 22, 2016 5:48 PM CST
Thanks Rainbow. I've grown a couple dozen plumeria so far from seed and have only seen the seeds that look like little beta fish. I am also on the Plumeria forums as is why I initially joined this forum after stalking it for a few months. I'm going to go ahead and soak the Adenium seeds overnight and plant in the morning and see what I get (colors). Thank you very much for the feedback. This truly is the best plant/garden forum I've seen.

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Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Jan 22, 2016 5:54 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Happy growing, Gerald! I would love to see the seedling sprouts when it happens. nodding
Name: Greene
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greene
Jan 22, 2016 7:23 PM CST
Yes, good luck and take lots of pictures. We are a very photo-hungry bunch of people. Thumbs up
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Name: Gerald
Jacksonville, Florida (Zone 9a)
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Bradfish83
Jan 22, 2016 7:25 PM CST
Will do on the pictures. Thank you both for all your help.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jan 22, 2016 7:27 PM CST
These are definitely not Plumeria sees. I think they are Adenium seeds too.
Name: Gerald
Jacksonville, Florida (Zone 9a)
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Bradfish83
Jan 24, 2016 2:56 PM CST
Contacted seller and he confirmed they are Adenium seeds and is sending me my plumeria seeds (what I ordered) next week.
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jan 24, 2016 5:21 PM CST
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Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Jan 24, 2016 5:25 PM CST
Ahah! Aliens confirmed! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Jan 24, 2016 9:00 PM CST
Yaaay! Good you get both, adeniums then plumeria seeds.

Welcome! Gerald!
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