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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    11 / 06 / 2015

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Fall

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Aiken

  • State

    South Carolina

  • Posted by

    rabunsmith

Notes:

Several roadside trees in downtown Aiken SC were shedding leaves and fruits. Fruit pod 7cm diameter, somewhat soft, with several large soft seeds inside. Trees have rounded top, about 8 feet diameter and cannot be tropical; they are planted at roadside.

Comments

  • Jim Unregistered says:

    Thanks, Laura. I am so not-an-expert, especially as to anything not usually growing wild in the Piedmont or Southern Appalachians. I had just thought that the submitted photo suggested a serrate or crenate leaf edge, and the photos of V.fordii I saw were entire. Not so sure about my initial impression – so – “never mind”.

    November 12th, 2015 at 11:20am

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    Hi Jim, I’m not sure of your question. But here are various images of Vernicia fordii leaves. Since there is no photo of these trees, I based my “guessed” on the leaf’s veins, shape and the two fruits. I was also lucky enough to found a photo of a V. fordii in Aiken, SC from a published article. But for me, a picture is worth thousands of guesses always. https://www.google.com/search?q=tung+tree&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0CIUBEIkeahUKEwjd9O2q8YHJAhVQwmMKHTNzCpk&biw=1920&bih=909#imgrc=sNaHMRsSqHyFiM%3A

    November 9th, 2015 at 1:40pm

  • Jim Unregistered says:

    I have no knowledge of this plant at all, but the USDA database site photo of Vernicia fordii shows a smooth-edged leaf. ?

    November 8th, 2015 at 10:00am

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    Maybe tung tree (Vernicia fordii). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernicia_fordii

    November 7th, 2015 at 4:09pm

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