Interesting seed pods

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  1. Silver surfer

    Silver surfer Contributor 10 Years

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    Mauritius. Help with id please.

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    Looks like Paraserianthes lophantha but with a slightly different flowerhead and a winged edge to the seedpod. Maybe a type of Albizia.
     
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    Silver surfer Contributor 10 Years

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    hortiphoto I appreciate your help.Thank you.

    I still have 12..(now 11, ) plants to id from Mauritius.
    It is hard ..I don't seem to be getting very far.

    Paraserianthes lophantha was suggested on another forum.
    However my pods were definitely fringed /winged so I ruled it out.

    Paraserianthes lophantha - Wikipedia, a enciclopedia libre
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Here is one with the right looking pods, but wrong flowers: Mimosa bahamensis (not to mention wrong neck of the woods).
    Motita Morada (Mimosa bahamensis) · NaturaLista
    Are there 10 or fewer stamens? That should lead to Mimosa rather than Albizia or Acacia. The Wikipedia page has a lot of Mimosa species you can look up.
    Mimosa - Wikipedia
     
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    Hmm! Thanks.
    More pics.... blowed if I can count the number of stamens.
    This could take ages.

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