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Calodendron capense - Cape Chestnut

Calodendron capense - Cape Chestnut (Calodendron capense - Cape Chestnut)

This is the actual cape chestnut. This tree is typically grown for it's beautiful flowers. Photo taken on Aug. 31, 2014 on Coronado Island, CA.

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Is it edible?

1 Sep, 2014


I'm not sure. I know the seeds are used medicinally. It's in the citrus family (Rutaceae).

1 Sep, 2014


I can't say that it looks overly appetising!

1 Sep, 2014


I'd like to get some seeds so I can see if I can grow this tree from seed. I had one for many years (in the SF Bay Area) and gave it to my mother when I moved to San Diego.

1 Sep, 2014


There's a lot of trees here. They are very spectacular in bloom.

Here's a few of my photos.

17 Sep, 2014

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