Plant ID forum→Mysterious plant seed

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Apr 23, 2018 12:59 PM CST
I recently visited Cornell College (in New York, this April) and saw a strange seed pod on the ground. It was about the size of my hand--12-ish cm long and 6-ish cm wide at its widest part, was flat and bumpy, and was pear shaped. Inside was some dried, good smelling green stuff (probably dried fruit) and a seed. The seed is about 2 cm across, is very round, black/ slightly brown, and is 1 cm tall. What type of plant/seed is this? I've looked everywhere and still haven't found anything yet, help!
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Apr 23, 2018 1:10 PM CST
Did it look anything like the pod pictured here? That's the seedpod of the Kentucky Coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioica) which is found in parts of N.Y. state.
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Apr 23, 2018 5:21 PM CST
Oh my goodness, thank you so much! It is that!
Apr 23, 2018 5:35 PM CST
One more question, do you know how long it will take before these trees can produce seeds?
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Apr 24, 2018 7:47 AM CST
2 thumbs up to Lilac's great description & Lin's interpretation. Wow!
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