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megete
Neiva, Viana do Cast
Portugal

October 2, 2012
3:31 AM

Post #9293255

This morning I found this sort of cone on the pavement. I thought it might come from some sort of conifer, but I can't see any such tree around. This seed has certainly been dropped by somebody who had found it somewhere else. Could you please help me identify the right tree? Thank you.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

October 2, 2012
8:44 AM

Post #9293516

Looks like something Sapindaceae, perhaps Xanthoceras sorbifolium, or Ungnadia speciosa.

Resin
suse
Bretten
Germany

October 2, 2012
11:49 AM

Post #9293669

Seems Resin has it: For comparison : Xanthoceras sorbifolium http://www.botanische-spaziergaenge.at/Bilder/Lumix_7/P1610547.JPG
megete
Neiva, Viana do Cast
Portugal

October 3, 2012
4:22 AM

Post #9294402

Thank you, Resin and Suse. Of course you are right as usual, moreover in this case where you have the same opinion.

Now I'm really curious about where the tree is that produced such seeds. I'll have to walk my neighbourhood with a print of Xanthoceras sorbifolium in my hand.

megete

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