found in rockpool in Jersey, UK - presumeably carried by sea
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It's great to see you on iSpot! I have uploaded a few plants from Marloes today, if you get a chance to browse the observations.....
As for the seed, Looks impressive! I hope someone can help!
Have just noticed Tom, you've used the highest confidence level for identification. As you don't know what the seed is, simply enter the observation without making an actual identification or filling in the confidence fields (will show this when I come to PCNPA later this year).
whoops! can I go back in and edit? cheers c
Discovery Ranger Tom
Yes you can - just go back to the observation while you're logged in and you'll see a small 'Edit' tab at the top.
Hi Clare - just tried on my laptop and I cant change the confidence rating at all! Booo...
No, that is not changeable I'm afraid. You can add another ID with a different confidence if you like, but I wouldn't worry about it. You were sure it was a mystery seed, weren't you?
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)
can't see a tab- I'm using android phone..... I also can't seem to move pin on map or select first option on other multi choice lists .... hmmmm. did report problem yesterday but haven't heard back!
Sorry I've been away on an inverts ID course for 4 days. Have you had any luck with sorting this? I can follow it up for you. Also, it might be worth trying to upload some other sitings from your android
to see how you get on.
Tried uploading another pic (Atlantic Grey seals) and have the same problem selecting ' I'm as sure as I can be' i.e. it won't let me do that!
I notice that the pin I put on for this and other i.d.'s moves - this one was firmly in North Haven, and the jersey one for the seed was on the beach at Rozel... Is this just down to the inaccuracy of the map location or a bug?
Nice find. I have a couple of ID books for drift seeds, though almost never have the need or opportunity to use them. Such books seem to be aimed at readers in Florida and such places where I suppose people spend a lot of time at the beach and there are a lot of sources of seeds that wash up there. Anyhow, the closest match seems to be some kind of walnut, Juglans spp. although to be honest, the grooves on your seed are deeper and the flanges more distinct than in the pictures of the various walnuts. The size is about right though.
I,ve looked through (quickly) a BSBI book "Sea Beans and Nickar Nuts" and can't find a match.
Outline (minus grooves) looks like nutmeg - any smaeel?
No smell - but it was in a rockpool (and I'm sorry to admit its also been through my washing machine! whoops)so I guess any smell could well have faded completely. Slightly bigger than nutmeg, but good suggestion, just tried and a grater doesnt even scratch it - rock-hard!
I guess that there must be thousands of as yet un-classified seeds coming out of South American estuaries every day!Thanks for the interest- very interesting!
davidnotton I think you've solved it - these seeds in a pic I found on Google of Dove tree look identical... http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=dove+tree+seed&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=...
thanks very much all!
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