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Gray Nickernut

Caesalpinia bonduc

Description:

Very spiky tree with very spiky fruits. About 6 metres tall.

Habitat:

Coastal.


1 species ID suggestions

gray nickernut
Caesalpinia bonduc

7 Comments

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 6 years ago

It's no trouble at all. I'd like to add the nuts & flowers to this spot anyhow....plus there's a great fish & chip shop just up the road! It's a good excuse to go back :)

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 6 years ago

Well only if you're passing that way Leanne. Don't make a special trip on my account. Be interesting to get a positive ident. there could be trees growing here and I just have'nt spotted them ...yet

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 6 years ago

Oh wow! I just checked your spot & they look like the nuts found on all the gray nickernut sites I could find. They're such an interesting plant. I'm only too happy to do that Viv. It's only a half hour drive to this spot, so I'll keep a close eye on them & post when they ripen :)

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 6 years ago

Hi Leanne! Not sure if my ident is correct but this is my spotting - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/986.... Perhaps you could check on the fruits for me when they are ripe, see if they look like these. I'm still looking for the trees here ...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

Wow... Thanks Nancy for ID... I already thinking with Fabaceae due to opposite leafs...But never imagined such kind of Fruit/Pod is find in this family...
This Genus might be originated from West Indies.

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 6 years ago

Wonderful! Thank you for the ID auntnance & thanks Ashish. I'll keep an eye on this tree & try & get the flowers next season.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

Its very tough to find without flower. Spiked fruit and Opposit leafs...

Queensland, Australia

Lat: -21.37, Long: 149.31

Spotted on May 19, 2012
Submitted on May 19, 2012

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