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Anyone Know What The Trees With Long Green Seed Pods Are?


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#1 thaibeachlovers

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Posted 2012-02-15 19:02:23

Now that the leaves have fallen off the big trees outside the house, they are laden with long thin green seed pods ( up to a foot in length ). My wife says they are unedible, but doesn't know the English name.
Any ideas?

#2 sakaew

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Posted 2012-02-15 19:59:54

Very possibly Indian Cork Tree...I have 2 in my garden....does it also have aromatic white flowers?/

#3 Thongkorn

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Posted 2012-02-16 20:26:58

Are they store trees. You can eat store seeds they are mainly in the South of Thailand.

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Posted 2012-02-16 20:46:46

I am waiting for the arrival of the resident conspiracy theorists that will speculate that these are alien pod creatures preparing to take over the earth. :P

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Posted 2012-02-16 20:55:37

these are alien pod creatures preparing to take over the earth..................oh shooooooooot

#6 villagefarang

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Posted 2012-02-16 21:08:02

Lots of trees that have long seed pods. A picture or three would be a great help if you want people to help you.

#7 TheWalkingMan

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Posted 2012-02-16 21:13:17

I am waiting for the arrival of the resident conspiracy theorists that will speculate that these are alien pod creatures preparing to take over the earth. Posted Image


Pod people. lol

#8 samsiam

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Posted 2012-02-16 21:13:37

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#9 NewlyMintedThai

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Posted 2012-02-16 21:21:02

Are they edible? If so, maybe parkia speciosa -- the sator tree. Google it for more info and photos.

#10 Thongkorn

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Posted 2012-02-16 23:26:26

Now we have a picture, They are not edible they are called, hang nok young. they have a red flower.

PS will not hurt you if eaten just act like a laxative.

Edited by Thongkorn, 2012-02-16 23:29:04.


#11 samsiam

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Posted 2012-02-17 12:17:38

Commonly known as the flame tree.

#12 damo

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Posted 2012-02-17 17:17:39

Jacaranda?

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Posted 2012-02-17 17:20:17

Now we have a picture, They are not edible they are called, hang nok young. they have a red flower.

PS will not hurt you if eaten just act like a laxative.


Yes thats what "they" want you to think, those of us who are informed KNOW they are the Pod People...............................

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Posted 2012-02-17 18:32:09

Jacaranda?


samsiam has it right, flame tree, the Hang Nok Yoong is the Flame tree or Royal Poinciana latin name Delonix Regia. Its very commonly grown along road sides and looks beautiful when in full flower. I've never had any luck starting it from seed tho, some little worm always eats my seedlings

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#15 villagefarang

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Posted 2012-02-17 19:31:02

The thing is, we haven’t heard back from the OP. I saw three different trees with long thin green seedpods on my walk this evening. The flame tree seed pods are flat and wide, not what I would call long and thin.

Sadly not uncommon for someone to start a topic and never return.

#16 isanbirder

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Posted 2012-02-18 09:25:16


Jacaranda?


samsiam has it right, flame tree, the Hang Nok Yoong is the Flame tree or Royal Poinciana latin name Delonix Regia. Its very commonly grown along road sides and looks beautiful when in full flower. I've never had any luck starting it from seed tho, some little worm always eats my seedlings

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In my garden Flame of the Forest are self-seeding, to the extent that they have become a nuisance. Give us some of your worms, SBK.

#17 attrayant

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Posted 2012-02-18 11:22:09

PS will not hurt you if eaten just act like a laxative.


Is that a nicer way of saying it'll give you the trots?

#18 thaibeachlovers

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Posted 2012-02-18 20:08:10

The thing is, we haven’t heard back from the OP. I saw three different trees with long thin green seedpods on my walk this evening. The flame tree seed pods are flat and wide, not what I would call long and thin.

Sadly not uncommon for someone to start a topic and never return.


Hmmmm. I was only gone 3 days ( I was sick ) So sorry not to be here every day.
BTW if you bothered to look at other threads I start, you'd know that I always say thank you to respondents, and that really is a rare thing on some forums!

#19 thaibeachlovers

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Posted 2012-02-18 20:10:53

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Sorry, not my trees. The branches of my trees are completely bare of leaves ( been shedding for months ), and the long thin pods are straight and not flat.

#20 thaibeachlovers

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Posted 2012-02-18 20:12:44

Very possibly Indian Cork Tree...I have 2 in my garden....does it also have aromatic white flowers?/

No, no flowers yet.

#21 samsiam

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Posted 2012-02-18 20:20:09

This one then...it has a long sausage like pod....and this time of year...no leaves.....called 'golden shower' tree

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#22 thaibeachlovers

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Posted 2012-02-18 20:28:36

I think they are KOPAK trees. Took ages to find it on a web site ( google produces 35,800,000 results for trees in Thailand ). Not 100% sure, but seems the closest to what we have.

Thanks to all that attempted to solve my tree puzzle.

#23 villagefarang

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Posted 2012-02-18 21:05:03


The thing is, we haven’t heard back from the OP. I saw three different trees with long thin green seedpods on my walk this evening. The flame tree seed pods are flat and wide, not what I would call long and thin.

Sadly not uncommon for someone to start a topic and never return.


Hmmmm. I was only gone 3 days ( I was sick ) So sorry not to be here every day.
BTW if you bothered to look at other threads I start, you'd know that I always say thank you to respondents, and that really is a rare thing on some forums!

My apologies and sorry you were ill. I jumped to an ill founded conclusion based on my experience with other posters. I have been nursing one long running thread through more than 87000 page views and get a little irritated, I suppose, at those who hit and run with no follow up.

#24 villagefarang

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Posted 2012-02-18 21:14:33

Probably not a Kapok tree as the seed pods are short, fat and filled with that fluffy material they use to fill mattresses. The stamen of the flowers are also used in the soup of a favorite noodle dish (naam neo). Does your tree by chance have white edible flowers? Don't recall the name but they have long string bean like seedpods.

Local Kapok tree.
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#25 villagefarang

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Posted 2012-02-18 21:56:10

Take a look at "Sesbania Grandiflora" that is what first came to mind with me.
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