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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Seed pod found in a garden in Oahu, Hawaii

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CAThurk
Brea, CA

April 29, 2013
1:24 PM

Post #9501477

Does anyone know what this is?

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Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


April 29, 2013
2:06 PM

Post #9501547

A Leguminous tree.

Maybe get the plant growing so we can see what type of leaves it has.
CAThurk
Brea, CA

April 29, 2013
6:45 PM

Post #9501865

Sadly, left it in Hawaii - I live in California - but I REALLY wanted to bring it home!
dojustdat
Baltimore, MD

April 29, 2013
8:30 PM

Post #9502031

Castanospermum Australe
Common names: Moreton bay chestnut, Black Bean.
Native to the Australian (Queensland) rainforest

They sell them in the states as "lucky bean plant."

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CAThurk
Brea, CA

May 1, 2013
8:29 AM

Post #9504036

Thank you!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

May 1, 2013
1:31 PM

Post #9504378

PlantFiles entry
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/56986/

Your pictures are great.
You might get the beans to sprout.

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