Identification: I should know this....

Discussion in 'Fruit and Nut Trees' started by curioustraveller, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. curioustraveller

    curioustraveller Active Member 10 Years

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    I fear I am losing my mind. Will someone please remind me what kind of a nut this is?
     

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    Charles Philip Active Member

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    I don't know what it is, and I haven't lost my mind, at least I don't think so...
     
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    curioustraveller Active Member 10 Years

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    Well, I feel a bit better :-)
     
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    pinenut Active Member 10 Years

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    Looks kinda like cocoa to me. Theobroma Cacao?
     
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    curioustraveller Active Member 10 Years

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    Had me all excited for a moment, but no, I don't think so. This was much bigger - think watermelon size and it definitely hung down rather than being attached to the branch. The tree is in Western Uganda if that helps. There is cacao in Uganda, but I'm pretty sure this is not it.
     
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    from the looks of the tree and the seeds it Looks like Luffa or Loofah to me.
     
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    curioustraveller Active Member 10 Years

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    Nope. This is a tall tree. Loofa is a gourd - looks like a squash plant. They have those there too.
     
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    curioustraveller Active Member 10 Years

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    That's it!! Thank you. Not at all what I was thinking, but definitely correct. I'm wondering if the villager gave me the wrong name for it as I can remember thinking "oh, that's what that looks like" of a much more common nut :-)
     

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