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02-04-2010, 11:58 PM
Anyone know this tree?


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02-05-2010, 07:21 AM
Yeah, it has parallel veins and these green pods that curl into almost like a ball. It may not be a native to Florida. But, I did find it in South Florida.

Also, it appears to be a hardwood with an bark similar to oak and a brown core. Trees are about 30' high that I saw.


02-05-2010, 08:00 AM
Looks like it could be a Hickory Wattle,maybe

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02-05-2010, 10:25 AM
Good call Nell. From the picture in your link that looks very probably. It says its a rain forest tree, even so, it could be found in south Florida.

Is there any chance this is an ornamental planting or an escaped species?

02-05-2010, 08:21 PM
Nell thanks!

I'll have to do some more field work but it is definitely a Acacia variation. Looks like a really usefull species that is in some cases introduced in Florida and in some cases native.

Thanks again!