What is this seed?

akpaul(CO)August 18, 2014

A friend who lives in southern Illinois sent this image. I have searched extensively and cannot identify it. Ideas?

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lorabell NC(8)

Kinda looks like a Calla seed pod that I recently opened. Each little bump or segment of the pod had a seed in it.. Over 50 seeds.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2014 at 4:20PM
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weedwoman(z6 NJ)

Did your friend say it grew in Illinois? Looks kind of like a Raffia palm seed. Not an Illinois plant unless they're swiping it from a botanic garden. The Latin name is Raphia.

Magnolia seedpods are shaped somewhat like that, but I don't think that's what it is.

WW

Here is a link that might be useful: Raffia palm seeds

    Bookmark   August 21, 2014 at 12:25AM
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Linda

Magnolia comes to mind.

Linda

    Bookmark   August 21, 2014 at 12:29AM
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