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  • Date Photo Taken

    10 / 26 / 2016

  • Season Photo Was Taken


  • Region Photo Was Taken


  • City

    North Of Marietta

  • State

    South Carolina

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I am stumped as are some other friends – and even the people at the NC Cradle of Forestry! I am actually from SC and see this acorn on hikes in the SC/NC mountains. What tree is it from?


  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Link to source for Sapindus marginatus in NC.

    February 10th, 2017 at 10:38am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    I’m neither a botanist or an expert and I’m only speculating here, perhaps it’s a fruit from the soapberry/soap nut tree genus (Sapindus)? The fruit of soap nut contains from 1-3 seeds. Check out link below for Sapindus fruits images with cup (cupule). According to sources, the S. marginatus grows in NC. Best wishes!

    February 10th, 2017 at 10:22am

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