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#359195 - 08/02/2012 06:29 PM strange large spiny seed pods
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I was given a large green spiny pod that's at the moment soft to the touch, it's big enough that when placed in my palm, I can't close my hand around it. I was told that it comes from a climbing plant of some sort. It creeps up into trees & anything it's near. Not sure about the flowers it gets. The pod looks sort of like a chestnut pod only more oblong.
Can anyone tell me what it might be? I'd add a photo but I don't see an option to do that plus my html is turned off in this forum & I'm not sure how to enable it.
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#359362 - 08/09/2012 05:34 AM Re: strange large spiny seed pods [Re: bluebird]
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Not sure, it's hard to guess at what it could be. We add photo's by posting from another photo site..I use photobucket.
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#359373 - 08/09/2012 03:26 PM Re: strange large spiny seed pods [Re: bluebird]
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Registered: 06/12/2006
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Hi Sunflowers & thanks for your reply. I also posted on facebook & got a link to a website about them.
It's called Oregon Manroot, coastal Manroot, & it's botanical name is Marah oreganus. The link below has info and some pics.

I have a photobucket account so I'll give that a try & see if I can figure it out.
Thanks again!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marah_oreganus
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