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Hello all, 

Is anybody able to help identify the following? It is about 6cm in diameter and was found in the park under what looks like an Ash tree in southern England. Thanks.

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  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
    It looks like a fruit, with the remains of a five-petalled flower.  Ash has small winged seeds, so it's come from something else.  Sorry I can't be more help.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,375
    can you cut through the middle and see if it contains many seeds or just one and how they're arranged.
    I've been trying to think of a tree that could be mistaken for an Ash that has fruits like that but nothing comes to mind. Animals etc move things around so may have move quite a way
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,605
    Is that the colour, or is it covered in something which can be rubbed off? My first thought was a mouldy satsuma.
    Devon.
  • dappledshadedappledshade Top of the Hill, North London Posts: 926
    Hostafan1 said:
    Is that the colour, or is it covered in something which can be rubbed off? My first thought was a mouldy satsuma.
    That's exactly what I thought too  :D
  • Thanks for the replies everyone. It has a firm, plastic like skin. There were actually others growing on the tree under which it was found. Sorry, getting drip fed information. 
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,902
    As they are still growing on the tree, a photo of the tree may have been better. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,439
    Sounds unlikely, but a walnut has leaves a bit similar to an ash... could those be walnut fruits?  
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,375
    Maybe Black Walnut, Juglans nigra. Leaves similar in style to an Ash
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,439
    Snap, Nut.   :)
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • hi everyone, thanks for your replies.i agree that the best thing is to take a picture of the tree with the fruit growing in the branches. there was a bunch of three hanging from a branch so I dont think it was brought by an animal. When cut open there is a single hard stone which looks very much like a peach stone. I am not very good at identifying trees so someone else might think it doesnt resemble an ash but thats the nearest I could get.The tree was a spreading tree about 15feet tall and next to it was a similar one with  smaller fruit on the ground.I'll post a picture of the tree when I take one.
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