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Devi Nair

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Sep 21, 2010, 11:27:49 PM9/21/10
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I would like to know the ID of this seed from a semi-urban property, Calicut.


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ajinkya gadave

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Sep 21, 2010, 11:42:47 PM9/21/10
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i think this is sterculia foetida fruit with seeds. 

M. Sundararaman

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Sep 22, 2010, 2:21:55 PM9/22/10
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Dear Devi,
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


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Pardeshi S.

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Sep 23, 2010, 1:55:27 AM9/23/10
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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,
Goldaru.

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Dr. Arvind Kadus

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Sep 23, 2010, 11:36:20 AM9/23/10
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It may be Sterculia guttata also.
We can not judge with this photoes of shells only. I think 100 %
S.guttata only.
Dr.Kadus Arvind,Pune.
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J.M. Garg

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Oct 20, 2010, 12:59:07 AM10/20/10
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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,
Goldaru.

Regards
Satish Pardeshi”
 
"It may be Sterculia guttata also.
We can not judge with this photoes of shells only. I think 100 %
S.guttata only.
Dr.Kadus Arvind, Pune."
 
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satish pardeshi

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Oct 20, 2010, 1:08:55 AM10/20/10
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i feel Dr Kudus ji is right. 
on observing the surface it seems the surface is hairy or velvetty, which is not the case in S. foetida. hence, S. foetida can be ruled out. i differ from my earlier opinion. this is not S. foetida.
s. villosa has velvetty fruit surface but the fruit size is much smaller, hence chances of it being S. guttata is bright.

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