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These drift seeds were collected in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata.
Anyone know what they are? Contact me!
All photos by Christine H. who also collected these seeds during April/May 2008

NOTE: When suggesting an identification, please reference both
a Plate Number as well as a seed's Letter designation.


Plate 1. Identification

A:  ______________________________

B:  West Indian Mahogany?, Swietenia mahogoni
(a bit dried up? ...see "K", below)


C:  Smith´s Tamarind, Diploglottis smithii
For more images of this seed, see: page 2


D:  Portia, or Seaside Mahoe: Seed Pod
Thespesia populnea


E:  Portia, or Seaside Mahoe: Seed removed from a pod
Thespesia populnea


F:  Deer Hoof Seed, Ochrosia elliptica

G:  Coral Bean?, Erythrina sp.

Another Guess:
Guanacaste, Ear Tree, Enterolobium cyclocarpum

The seed, outside of the "Ear Pod"


H:  ______________________________

I:  Lumbang Oil Tree, Aleurites trisperma

J:  Laurelwood, Calophyllum calaba

K:  West Indian Mahogany?, Swietenia mahogoni
(less dried up than "B", above)


L:  ______________________________

M:  Coin Vine, Dalbergia ecastaphyllum

N:  Large Coin Vine, Money Bush?,
Dalbergia monetaria





Plate 2. Identification

A:  Mora?;    A piece of worm-eaten driftwood??

B, C, D and E:
Peanut Tree?, Sterculia quadrifida

Panama Tree?, Sterculia apetala


B:  Fruit, intact

C:  Seeds from within the fruit

D & E:  Fruit, split open


For more images of B, C, D, and E, see: page 2



Plates 3 and 4. Identification
(Plates 3 and 4 are of the same seeds, but with seeds re-oriented)
  A:  Crabwood, Carapa guianensis

B:  Guࢩmo?, Guazuma ulmifolia
C:  Castor Bean, Ricinus communis

D:  Antidote Vine, Fevillea cordifolia


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