larryc at teleport.com
Sun Mar 29 17:22:19 EST 1998
In article <35191F7E.CD1 at livingston.net>,
Don Staples <dstaples at livingston.net> wrote:
> TREEFARMER at webtv.net wrote:
> > The shapes of the balls with stems and tree shape sure sound like a
> > Sycamore. Other factors don't match well.
> Hmm, sycamore has a rough surface, solid sphere, where seeds are joind
> and compacted, discription was of round smooth papery sphere.
> Still 'tix a puzzlement.
FWIW, I think I've seen the mystery tree in the PNW, but can't remember
where. The pods are about 2" in diameter, papery, and look like
little miniature Japanese lanterns.
I think it might be an escaped ornamental.
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