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What is this pod, please? #749874

Asked May 14, 2021, 9:31 AM EDT

Photographed on a #10 envelope for size reference. My granddaughter picked this up at the Maryland Zoo, but I didn’t see the tree it came from. What is it, please?

Baltimore City County Maryland

Expert Response

This looks like a pod from a Kentucky coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus). https://bygl.osu.edu/node/1118

Christa

Christa Carignan Replied May 14, 2021, 12:36 PM EDT

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