Plant ID forum: Name of the plant?

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Akho
Dec 16, 2016 3:52 AM CST
Just curious to know the name of this plant seed. I google image searched it but it is showing turtles. It tastes like almond but bitter.
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Name: Carol Roberts
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CarolHB
Dec 16, 2016 5:08 AM CST

Marcona Almonds? If they're bitter almonds you'll die if you eat very much of them. I can't find a pic of a tree - trying again. Well I can google it but can't get the pic from there to here. Just look up marcona almond tree.

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porkpal
Dec 16, 2016 7:36 AM CST
Could it be Horse Chestnut?
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stone
Dec 16, 2016 8:52 AM CST
Akho said:Just curious to know the name of this plant seed. I google image searched it but it is showing turtles. It tastes like almond but bitter.
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You're tasting them? !
If they taste bitter, buckeye and horse chestnut sound likely.

Apparently people used to fish with buckeye nuts.... The fish got high and became easy to catch.

The poison sites always say that your animals act drunk when they've been eating buckeye seed, and fencing them away from the seeds is all that's needed the animals recover as soon as the seeds wear off.

Not sure that I would recommend consuming the seed, though.
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sooby
Dec 16, 2016 10:32 AM CST
Akho said:Just curious to know the name of this plant seed. I google image searched it but it is showing turtles. It tastes like almond but bitter.



Welcome! Do you not know where they came from? If you got them beneath a tree maybe you could post a picture of the tree and its individual leaves.

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greene
Dec 16, 2016 10:47 AM CST
Where the seeds found in the USA? There are large seeds similar to that from (I think) Africa - Congolo seeds.
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tarev
Dec 16, 2016 10:54 AM CST
Oh chestnuts! I like them roasted!
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Silversurfer
Dec 16, 2016 12:22 PM CST
Be very careful...never eat strange seeds, nuts or berries unless you are sure they are safe to eat.

Chestnuts that you roast are very different from the nuts of a Horse chestnut!

Castanea sativa...common name sweet chestnut can be roasted...and safely eaten.

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Aesculus hippocastanum...horse chestnuts are toxic.

https://www.google.co.uk/searc...

Quote from link below......".a boy of 4 died after a 2nd session of eating raw horse chestnuts."

http://www.thepoisongarden.co....
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plantladylin
Dec 16, 2016 2:05 PM CST
It would help greatly to know where these seeds were found but I wouldn't taste any seed/fruit/berry/nut before knowing for sure whether it were toxic or not.

For comparison:

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sooby
Dec 16, 2016 2:20 PM CST
To me they look too flat to be either chestnuts or horse chestnuts.
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greene
Dec 16, 2016 6:01 PM CST
sooby said:To me they look too flat to be either chestnuts or horse chestnuts.


Yes, that is what prompted me to ask where the seeds were found. Most of us are in the USA so we naturally offer answers for plants here in the US, but we have people from all over the world who come to this site to ask questions, and hopefully to become members. The seeds looked very flat and I remembered some African seeds that had been used when I used to make jewelry which is why I offered the Congolo seeds as one possibility.

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Akho
Dec 16, 2016 9:38 PM CST
Akho said:Just curious to know the name of this plant seed. I google image searched it but it is showing turtles. It tastes like almond but bitter.
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Got it! Thank You!
called as Entada Rheedii
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Dec 16, 2016 11:19 PM CST
I'm wondering if they might be seeds from a Palm. Scroll down this page for information and images of Phytelephas macrocarpa: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

and, more seed images here: https://www.google.com/search?...
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Dec 16, 2016 11:21 PM CST
Oops ... didn't see that you found the ID. Entada rheedii is an interesting plant!
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Name: greene
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greene
Dec 17, 2016 7:11 PM CST
Akho said:
...called as Entada Rheedii

Hurray! Hurray!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

So...where did you find the seeds??? What country?


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