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Typically, what is found in the beach drift is only a semi-circular piece of the original seed pod.
The seed pod explodes, sending seeds and these semi-circular pieces of the pod in all directions.
Left: A drifted piece (height = 31.8 mm) of Hura crepitans fruit, showing a seed within;
collected by Sandy Kippner Miller.
Above: Three images of the same, extracted seed
(diameter = 18.4 mm; thickness 6.5 mm).
A Sea-Bean Guide: Sandbox Tree (Hura crepitans)
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