Mysterious Hawaiian Seeds

LEKennedy4October 6, 2012

Hello,

I was recently on a waterfall tour in Kauai for my honeymoon. In one particular area, we were being snowed on by these little mysterious seeds. They look like an oat wrapped in natural plastic. Being a gardener, they intrigued me. I asked our tour guide what kind of seeds these were and he said Banyan tree. Now that Im looking online, it doesn't appear to be a banyan tree seed. Can someone tell me what these little guys are?

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gtanaka

The seeds you found are from the African Tulip Tree. Info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spathodea
The Banyan tree bears fruits (small figs) containing their seeds.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 12:19PM
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LEKennedy4

Thank you!!!

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 2:04PM
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