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10-13-2012 11:22 PM

My neighbor brought these over this morning for me to ID. He said they were under a BIG tree he wasn’t familiar with. I have never seen nuts like these so posted this pic. A couple are cut in half. He will try to get me a pick of the tree next time he goes hunting.Anyone seen these before?

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#1 posted 10-13-2012 11:25 PM

look like petrified hershey kisses andy

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#2 posted 10-13-2012 11:49 PM

They’re small like beech nuts. Can her get a leaf from the tree or something? I seem to recall beech nuts having a rough outer husk. The ones in your picture look smooth.

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#3 posted 10-13-2012 11:54 PM

Those are indeed dehusked beechnuts.

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#4 posted 10-14-2012 12:21 AM

+1 David ;-)

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#5 posted 10-14-2012 12:32 AM

Could they be oak galls?

If that dime came off the tree, he might have made a great find!

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#6 posted 10-14-2012 12:47 AM

Beechnuts are three sided, but about that size, they looked more like a small deformed buckeye, but not.

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#7 posted 10-14-2012 01:00 AM

Resembles nothing here

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#8 posted 10-14-2012 01:01 AM

Go cut some of the wood and let’s see what it looks like!

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#9 posted 10-14-2012 01:21 AM

Thanks for the discussion. Don’t know if we have beech here. Those nuts are round, not 3 sided. He’ll try to get me some pics of the tree and leaves. He said this tree is well over 4’ in diameter.

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#10 posted 10-14-2012 01:25 AM

Yeah, lets see the wood, if you can get it. I was going to say hazelnut, but I just don’t know.

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#11 posted 10-14-2012 05:32 AM

Not sure if the size matches, but the nuts resemble what comes from a nutmeg hickory tree – http://www.duke.edu/~cwcook/trees/camy.html

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#12 posted 10-14-2012 11:51 AM

They could well be immature aborted hickory nuts. They abort and fall off the tree when the tree is stressed, like in a drought.

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gfadvm

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#13 posted 10-15-2012 12:26 AM

Nope, not a nutmeg hickory or hickory. Wrong nuts. Maybe he’ll get me some pics of the tree and leaves which may help. Thanks all for looking.

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#14 posted 10-15-2012 10:24 PM

those are mogambo nuts, they come from an exotic tree that only grows in your state andy, the tress get very large and the wood is very hard, the more you gambo about these nuts the more famous they become, so i shall look mo for gambo and see what comes up, if any of this sounds slightly off, well, i will let you each figure this out, when someone might say a nut is a nut…...well there partly accurate, but the proof is in the pudding , which has no nuts in it, if you think that maybe i have been around grandmas jug for any amount of time, you would not be correct, but sometimes the nut falls close to the tree. so after all is said and done, the amount of time it has taken me to type this, well, its just darn good reading…

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#15 posted 10-15-2012 10:36 PM

Grizz, you are not well. :)
Bill

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