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Common star-chestnut (Sterculia rogersii)

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Common star-chestnut (Sterculia rogersii)

Unread post by arks » Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:24 pm

Can anyone help with ID of this tree, seen at Matambeni hide in KNP in early November 2014.

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Re: Tree ID help

Unread post by RosemaryH » Sun Feb 15, 2015 3:39 am

arks, I would say it's a Common Star Chestnut :hmz: perhaps.
Not 100% sure - maybe someone else could confirm.
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Re: Tree ID help

Unread post by arks » Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:16 pm

Thanks Rosemary :gflower: I googled a bit and I think that you are 100% correct. There are no pix of those very distinctive pods in my tree book, so no wonder I couldn't ID it :roll:
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