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Andthral
Oct 8, 2016 5:25 PM CST
I was walking in the woods today and I found some acorns on the ground. I couldn't recognize any trees around since the brush was so thick and it was getting late, but I did notice none of the acorns had caps on them! They are a very dark brown (possibly even black) and are nearly white where the cap should be. Some of them do have a light brown discoloration though. They are shiny, not matte, and have no hairs. I have never seen anything like these before! Can someone help identify it?
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plantladylin
Oct 8, 2016 6:26 PM CST
Can you provide a city, state, country where they were found? That might help in figuring out what kind of tree they are from.
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plantladylin
Oct 8, 2016 6:34 PM CST
Buckeye (Aesculus) had dark brown fruits/nuts:
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Leftwood
Oct 8, 2016 7:20 PM CST
Those acorns have pointy tips. They cannot be buckeyes.

Usually, the acorn caps are needed to aid with identification. I don't think there are that many types that have acorns that are that dark. I'm not an oak expert, but I am sure these tips will help....
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DaisyI
Oct 8, 2016 8:20 PM CST
...as soon as we know where the tree is located.

Andthral
Oct 8, 2016 8:38 PM CST
DaisyI said:...as soon as we know where the tree is located.


Nashville, TN! Sorry, I should have mentioned. Smiling
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plantladylin
Oct 9, 2016 10:55 AM CST
Maybe Quercus montana (Chestnut Oak)?
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