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  • Date Photo Taken

    10 / 26 / 2016

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Fall

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    North Of Marietta

  • State

    South Carolina

  • Posted by

    dawgtoons

Notes:

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?

Comments

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Link to source for Sapindus marginatus in NC. https://books.google.com/books?id=jE3SMChsaFkC&pg=PA298&lpg=PA298&dq=Sapindus+marginatus++grow+in+NC&source=bl&ots=lyte4qT-sa&sig=DMis4srvxKf1Pgk6NokRjldJn8U&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi0uryMuITSAhVJNSYKHdSsCDgQ6AEIYDAP

    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! https://www.google.com/search?q=Sapindus+marginatus+with+fruits&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwieqp6M54XSAhXIYyYKHZSqB6IQ7AkIKg&biw=1879&bih=909#imgdii=stqGZb-ePie0BM:&imgrc=hNW4a3_-A4pByM:

    February 10th, 2017 at 10:22am

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