Help, please, with identification of unknown
mturner at snipthis.acpub.duke.edu
Tue Dec 8 02:51:47 EST 1998
In article <monique.1658.0140CC21 at bio.tamu.edu>, monique at bio.tamu.edu
>I've come into possession of some odd fruit pieces(?) from the Dominican
>Republic. They are hard, woody, and definitely curved, with some having
a right-hand twist and some a left-hand. We think they may be halves of a
legume, possibly Acacia coronaria
>(Dividivi). Alternatively, they might be parts of something that has a
long, spirally coiled fruit.
>Please look at http://csdl.tamu.edu/FLORA/unk.htm and let me know if you
Perhaps they're fragments of the explosively dehiscent woody fruits of the
tree _Hura crepitans_ [Euphorbiaceae]? They look about right, if memory
serves. Compare them with herbarium specimens, if you can...
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