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Keeshon
Apr 8, 2018 11:39 AM CST
I have a plant that I have been trying to identify. I took some seed pods, and have seeds as well. Further, I've taken photos of the tree. I find it unusual and the seed pods are also unusual. It is not an "Earpod tree" though. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. I want to plant the seeds, but first need to know the plant species to know if the seeds need to be scarified. Thanks in advance, photos are attached to the this message.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 8, 2018 11:55 AM CST
Is the tree growing in Georgia, U.S.A. and can you share photos of the tree?

edited to add: Also, could you photograph those pods with a white background, perhaps laying them on a white paper towel?
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Georgia
Keeshon
Apr 8, 2018 4:05 PM CST
Yes ma'am, i can load photos of the tree. The tree was growing on Homestead ARB in Homestead Florida. I brought back the seeds from a dried seed pod that had fallen to the ground and took two green seed pods off this wonderful unusual tree. I live in Macon Georgia,...

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krobra
Apr 8, 2018 4:41 PM CST
just a google and a guess but how about -

Acacia auriculiformis - Earleaf Acacia (Acacia auriculiformis)
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Silversurfer
Apr 8, 2018 4:45 PM CST
Possibly Acacia sp.
This often had weird seed pods.
Georgia
Keeshon
Apr 8, 2018 5:43 PM CST
Well, i took a look at that species of Acacia but the leaves seem to be a different than the tree i took photos of. Thank you for trying to help solve my mystery though. I will keep searching,...
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 8, 2018 6:00 PM CST
If you don't have photos of the entire tree or leaves can you give somewhat of a description; height, leaf length, shape. What time of year did you find the seedpods? That might narrow it down somewhat.
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greene
Apr 8, 2018 6:40 PM CST
@Keeshon,
Welcome to NGA.
Although I have no help to offer about your seeds, please let me say, as a person who has moved from the northeast to live in Georgia for the last 25 years, I am very impressed with your manners and your attention to detail. Even though I do not yet know you, I admire you. Your Momma did a good job and you did the rest!! Lovey dubby Thumbs up

I look forward to learning the identity of the tree. Hurray!
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Georgia
Keeshon
Apr 8, 2018 6:52 PM CST
I'm sorry, i thought i sent them. I'll try sending again.
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Georgia
Keeshon
Apr 8, 2018 7:06 PM CST
Sir,
I don't know you either, but hello and thank you for your kind words. My mom is a wonderful strong woman, she worked super hard to raise me and my three siblings on her own. Respecting others was a must and serving in the U.S. Air Force for over 25 years taught me to respect and serve others. Thank you,...
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 8, 2018 7:18 PM CST
hmm ... I wonder if that is spent blooms I'm seeing in that last photo. I keep leaning towards Acacia but there are so many types of trees that grow in the Homestead area; one that I think grows in South Florida is Silver Wattle (Acacia dealbata)


Also reminds me somewhat of Mimosa Tree (Albizia julibrissin)
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Apr 8, 2018 7:20 PM CST
Forgot to say ... but the seed pods aren't right for either of those trees. Blinking
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Georgia
Keeshon
Apr 8, 2018 7:25 PM CST
Yes ma'am, there are so many "invasive" species of plants and animals down south. I was just down there last weekend taking my son and his friends to Springbreak and came across this awesome unusually shaped tree. Some of the branches seem squared with very defining lines. I like to try growning all kinds of plants. The seeds i have are more brown than black. I've been looking since 9am... lol
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 8, 2018 7:30 PM CST
I haven't been as far south in the state in many years but we do have so many non-native invasives here in Florida! Another one that comes to mind is Siris Tree (Albizia lebbeck)


Still not sure about those pods in your photo though; the photo is dark but they look rounded rather than like long bean-pods.
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Georgia
Keeshon
Apr 8, 2018 7:47 PM CST
Yes, i was born there in Miami, raised in Clearwater until going into the Air Force right out of high school. I will take a look at the species members of this forum have suggested and the one you just mentioned! Thanks everyone for your input and help! I will attach lighter clearer photos momentarily,...
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Silversurfer
Apr 9, 2018 3:02 AM CST
New pics help very much.
Your tree looks like Chloroleucon tortum.....endemic to Brazil.

The seed pods are fascinating..more pics below.
It also has interesting bark!

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Keeshon
Apr 9, 2018 8:36 AM CST
Silversurfer you might be on to something! lol Wow, your pictures has all the characteristics as the pods i have, but do you know if the pods when dried opens up in layers? The dried seed pod i found had expanded and there were seeds in layers with a thin membrane separating each layer. Awesome find though.
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Silversurfer
Apr 9, 2018 10:32 AM CST
Keeshon said:Silversurfer.... but do you know if the pods when dried opens up in layers? The dried seed pod i found had expanded and there were seeds in layers with a thin membrane separating each layer. Awesome find though.


It is a legume so that is pretty normal to have the outer skin...then a thinner membrane...then the seed .

Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 9, 2018 10:47 AM CST
I'm not familiar with Jurema (Chloroleucon tortum) but it looks like @Silversurfer nailed it! Thumbs up
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islander
Apr 9, 2018 6:00 PM CST
Take a look at Enterolobium contortisiliquum
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