Forwarding again for Id confirmation or otherwise please.
Some earlier relevant feedback:
“ think this is sterculia foetida fruit with seeds." from Ajinkya ji.
“I think the Species is Sterculia Foetida. i am not an expert, being a Mech.Engr.Let other people confirm it.I am normally carried away by the way Nature protects her Off-springs, AS IN THIS CASE with the CASING.We have quite a lot of these Very Tall Trees called Mast trees in Chennai M.SUNDARARAMAN”
“Yes Sundaraman ji it is a fruit of Sterculia foetida. the fruit
(called follicle) are in a group of five on a peduncle, and each with
each 8-12 oblong seeds.
the seeds are edible either raw as well as roasted. it is known as
Jungli Badam. the other common names being Bastard tree, Poon tree,