A stumper has been asked for . . .

Discussion in 'Plants and Biodiversity Stumpers' started by Michael F, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    So here it is!
     

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    levilyla Active Member

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    It looks like it could be a root broken off of something.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    something an Indian carved...a fossil or something like that..it looks like it has a deer head in the middle. and maybe something he smoked?
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Esteemed Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    First impression was that of an open Cupressus cone: see the last image on this page
     
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    an opened conifer cone maybe Sequoiadendron or Metasequoia ?
     
  7. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Closer but not there yet!
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    pinus resinosa
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    taxodium?
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    post # 3 showed an Aussie address, my guess is Wollemia cone?
     
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    Liz Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Some sort of gall or fungus that was growing on a plant.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    You got the clue, but the wrong answer ;-)

    Nope!
     
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    Liz Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    How about the seed case of a Casuarina type?

    Liz
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Nope!

    It is a conifer cone, just not any of the species listed yet.
     
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    Callitris, but I can't say which species. The cone-scales in whorls of 3 are diagnostic.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yay!! Right genus, at last!!
     
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    congrats Tony It still looks like it has a deer carved in the middle of it.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Anyone else? Or are you all going to throw in the towel?
     
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    Liz, link doesn't work.
     

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