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Thread: Non CP, (Pre) Giveaway: A pod arrived with seeds that looks like small brains...

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    Non CP, (Pre) Giveaway: A pod arrived with seeds that looks like small brains...

    This is not a carnivorous plant.

    This is slightly premature in a couple ways. I just got some seeds and I'm struck how odd they look when a bit of the skin is peeled off. Notice also the odd gelatinous material associated with the seed, after soaking in water. Interestingly, I have heard the young seedlings of this species compared in appearance with the most famous talking (and singing) carnivorous plant out there (Audrey 2).

    I'll send a potted seed (either now, with a nascent root/radicle) or later, after the seedling actually emerges in a few days. I'll do this free, including postage, to the first person who correctly guesses what this is.

    In 2-4 weeks, when the seedlings start to emerge, I should have 10+ additional seedlings, for postage or for trade. Details then, and no requests in advance.

    These may be tricky/risky to send this time of year, as they are true lowland tropicals.

    A couple people out there probably know what these are, based on conversations. I assume they will refrain from guessing.

    The seed, with some of the skin peeled off, to expose the convoluted insides...

    Last edited by RandyS; 12-31-2014 at 09:59 AM.

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    Could it be a Dypsis bejofo?

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    No, not Dypsis bejofo. Good guess, though. I had to look that one up: "Brain seed palm".

    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MjI1WDMwMA==/z/WCkAAOxyjP1R3UQv/$(KGrHqR,!rYFG3ML,e3oBR3UQusY1Q~~60_1.JPG?set_id=8800004005

    And keep guessing. I'm OK with multiple reasonable guesses from one person.

    The answer is surprisingly not too obscure.

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    Amorphophallus titanum?
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    Nope, not an Amorphophallus. Likely something you've eaten, in some form.

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    Mango?
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    Not mango. The seed is roughly an inch in length, probably a little less.

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    Cassava?
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