ID needed please

garden geekgarden geek Posts: 73

Hi folks just been given this nut, about 1inch or 25mm long,dont know any other details other than they picked it up from a walk this morning,image


  • BobFlannigonBobFlannigon Posts: 473

    Looks like an Acorn maybe

  • pot-manpot-man Posts: 26

    nice shoes .

  • garden geekgarden geek Posts: 73

    Thanks bob,i thought it looked like a very long acorn,it has a kernel inside that i can hear when i shake it,but the person who gave it to me,would have known an oak tree,so i dont think it is.

    Glad you like the shoe pot-man,the lesson being don't take pjcs on a glass table without looking what is under it first.

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 1,685

    Maybe some kind of pine-nut .

  • AsarumAsarum Posts: 156

    It could be the acorn of the evergreen Holm oak, Quercus ilex.

    East Anglia
  • garden geekgarden geek Posts: 73

    Hi Asarum,Think you could be right quercus ilex,shape of acorn sounds about right,leaves totally different to normal oak so my friend would not have recognized them as acorns,I ,intend to walk and have  a look  at the tree in the next few days to confirm your id

                                                     Thanks or all your help

  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 1,059

    Sow it in a pot and we'll try and identify it when it grows!

  • IamweedyIamweedy Posts: 1,081

    A rather thin acorn? 

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