I went hiking yesterday and we found some seeds that look like giant corn kernels. The tops feel 'hairy' like coconuts. Two of the three in my picture are pretty dried out, but the last one is fresh and new and wet. I live on O'ahu in Hawaii. We were in the forest. There were palms nearby as well as many other trees. I'm a computer guy, so, sadly, that's about all the hlepful information I can give. Any ideas?
Pic is here:
Mahalo (Hawaiian Thanks),
I'm at a loss to id your seed.* At first I thought it might be the seed from a cone such as a cycad would produce, but I can't find anything that looks like that.* I've looked through pics of many tropical seeds of trees and didn't find a match.* I'm asking another poster from Hawaii to take a look.* Maybe she can id it.
That's a lauhala or screwpine. The whole "fruit"
*looks a bit like a pineapple.
(Thanks for the PM, Newt, I would have missed that post).
Maren (in Hilo)
Maren, thank you so much for helping out with that!* You're wonderful!* :dude:*
Yesterday, I was walking in town and I found them on the ground,
under this tree,
I also found several sites, this one had a cool use for the keys,
I''m soaking my keys and will plant them today or tomorrow.