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Plant Identification: Central Florida Mystery Tree - Hardwood with Seed Pod?

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jarrodrandel
Tampa, FL

April 8, 2010
9:01 PM

Post #7690888

Having trouble identifying this tree. Not sure if it is an ornamental/invasive/non-native ???

Small leaves, grey bark, barely fissured (thin) 40 feet tall? has large green seed pod - pear shaped, fleshy like an avocado, seeds like a milkweed and a sticky/oily/milky white substance inside pod. very weird. found in Apollo Beach area of Florida.
It will only allow me to upload one picture - but I can assure you this pod came from HIGH up in the canopy of the tree - bark resembles a beech, or thin oak. Very small leaves.

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ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 8, 2010
9:05 PM

Post #7690896

Someone may recognize it from that...but if not, you can upload more pictures. Just reply to this post, and each time you reply you can upload an additional picture. You can only upload them one at a time, but you can reply as many times as you'd like until you've got all your pictures in.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 8, 2010
9:06 PM

Post #7690900

Don't know the tree, but you CAN upload more than one picture to your thread. It's just that you can only upload one picture at a time. Here's how: Scroll down to "Post a reply to this thread," add some text (like "Picture #2" or "fruit" or "leaves"), then go down to "Image," add your picture, and click on "Send." Then repeat this process as many times as you have pictures.

Sorry Liz, we cross-posted.

This message was edited Apr 8, 2010 9:07 PM

bootandall

bootandall
Blenheim
New Zealand


April 9, 2010
3:22 AM

Post #7691161

It looks very much like moth plant( Araujia sericifera ) a vine that takes over and can smother .
jarrodrandel
Tampa, FL

April 9, 2010
8:11 AM

Post #7691801

Boot, I believe you are correct, which leaves me with the mystery of identifying the tree/wood. Here are some additional pictures, if anyone has any ideas or thoughts.

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jarrodrandel
Tampa, FL

April 9, 2010
8:12 AM

Post #7691807

One more picture of a nearby living tree

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jarrodrandel
Tampa, FL

April 9, 2010
9:14 AM

Post #7691977

some additional pictures which might be helpful >>>

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jarrodrandel
Tampa, FL

April 9, 2010
9:15 AM

Post #7691978

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jarrodrandel
Tampa, FL

April 9, 2010
9:15 AM

Post #7691980

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jarrodrandel
Tampa, FL

April 9, 2010
9:15 AM

Post #7691981

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trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 9, 2010
11:47 AM

Post #7692340

the tree might be a chinaberry, Melia azedarach.
Alistair
Nowra, NSW,
Australia
(Zone 9b)

April 10, 2010
12:44 AM

Post #7693732

Yes the tree and fruit do not belong together. The tree is a mimosoid legume of some sort: Leucaena?? Albizzia??
Kalpavriksha
Sarasota, FL

April 10, 2010
11:02 AM

Post #7694625

It's likely it's a white vine, Sarcostemma clausum, growing on the tree. They might not have their leaves yet.

bootandall

bootandall
Blenheim
New Zealand


April 11, 2010
3:02 AM

Post #7696045

I do not know what the tree is, hope someone can ID it for you soon.

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