Identification: Unidentified seed found

Discussion in 'Gymnosperms (incl. Conifers)' started by Ann-marie, Oct 18, 2020.

  1. Ann-marie

    Ann-marie New Member

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    Looking for some help identifying a seed please.
     

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    pierrot Active Member 10 Years

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    could be a cone from Pinus Banksiana Jack pine. they often have uneven growth in the seed bracts
     
  3. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Monterey Pine Pinus radiata cone. The seeds are inside; heat the cone with a hot air hairdryer (at its hottest setting) to crack the scales open, then soak in cold water for a couple of minutes, and leave to dry out so the scales open fully to release the seeds.

    PS Welcome to the forums!
     
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    Thanks very much, I thought it maybe a montery but was unsure if they were found in the uk. I like the thought of it travelling all that way on the ocean as I found it on the beach.

    Many thanks

    Annmarie
     
  5. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Probably from a local ornamental tree - it is very widely planted in parks and large gardens in Britain, particularly (but not only) in the southwest :-)
     

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