Plant ID forum: What is this fruit?

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chrisx123
Feb 12, 2017 3:48 PM CST
I found this beneath its parent tree last week, in the U.K. It's something like a cherry, and the bare tree was cherry like, except for...
The fruit's flesh is mealy, like that of a hawthorn berry. The skin is solid. It's spent several months lying on the ground, so clearly unappetising to wildlife. The stone is long and ridged.
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plantladylin
Feb 12, 2017 3:55 PM CST
Does Walnut (Juglans regia) grow in the U.K.?
For comparison, photo of furit, nut: http://landscapeplants.oregons...
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chrisx123
Feb 12, 2017 4:03 PM CST
Yes we have walnuts! I think the shape of the stone is too different, and the fruit is much smaller. But the mealy flesh is somewhat similar, except for the staining juice walnuts have.
I would have paid more attention to the tree itself and looked for fallen leaves, but I thought I'd find out just from the fruit..
The long stalk and the little boss above the fruit are particularly cherry-like I thought.

Could be something a bit exotic because the owner of the garden was a very widely travelled plant collector.
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chrisx123
Feb 12, 2017 4:25 PM CST
[url=hxxxp://landscapeplants.oregonstate.edu/plants/davidia-involucrata]hxxxp://landscapeplants.oregon...[/url]
The dove tree!
Thanks for pointing me at that site - it has excellent search capability.
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Feb 12, 2017 4:31 PM CST
Thumbs up Dove Tree (Davidia involucrata)
Fruit does look like a match!
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Feb 12, 2017 4:33 PM CST
Photos here also: http://www.kew.org/science-con...
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