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What is this seed?

Posted by akpaul IL (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 18, 14 at 14:11

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

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RE: What is this seed?

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.

RE: What is this seed?

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.


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

RE: What is this seed?

Magnolia comes to mind.


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