Seeds forum: Tropical Seed ID

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Name: Terese
Central Florida, (Zone 9b)
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
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tcs1366
Apr 23, 2017 6:08 PM CST
I had requested some Calotripis gigantea seeds from someone in FL....
and this is what I got.

I can not find any image that looks like this seed, if that is what it is.

The person is from Port Charlotte, and they stated these "seeds" were at the base of their Giant MW.

Any ideas?
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Terese --Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi

Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Apr 23, 2017 8:07 PM CST
Hmmm, each one looks like a dried up Calotropis gigantea flower minus the lower star-shaped part. They certainly don't look like the seeds.

Don't you just love it when all you get is chaff and rubbish in a seed trade. Rolling my eyes. Sad
Name: Terese
Central Florida, (Zone 9b)
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Butterflies Cat Lover Bee Lover
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tcs1366
Apr 24, 2017 6:59 AM CST
Thanks Danita.... yesterday, before posting, i finally found what an open seed pod looks like, and noticed that the seed looks like every other Milkweed seed. that is when i realized i did not get the seed for the Giant MW.

So, these are indeed NOT a seed of any sort, but spent blooms?

well, not harm no foul as she just sent them to me, no trade involved.

Since moving to FL, I'm building butterfly gardens and raising monarchs. (such fun, but you realize they have a hard road just to emerge as a butterfly)

I have a Giant MW, I will attempt to propagate from cuttings when i get home in Sept/Oct.
Terese --Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi

Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator Hummingbirder Salvias Butterflies Birds
Plant Identifier Vegetable Grower Container Gardener Seed Starter Cat Lover Region: Georgia
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Danita
Apr 24, 2017 7:33 AM CST
Oh good, glad that it was "no harm, no foul." nodding

Claiming no expertise here, but they sure look like spent blooms to me. See how the top part of the flowers look exactly like the "things" that you got as seeds.



I don't have any seeds of those to offer, but do you need any Anglepod (Gonolobus suberosus) for your Monarch garden?
Name: Terese
Central Florida, (Zone 9b)
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Butterflies Cat Lover Bee Lover
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tcs1366
Apr 26, 2017 11:26 AM CST
My Giant MW had lots of blooms when i left FL, but have not seen a seed pod yet. (Just got the plant over the winter)

Would love the vine... the more plants I have the better.
I'm trying to get a variety of MW's and lots of nectar plants.
Terese --Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi

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