It looks like the FlamboyantTree seed pod, Delonix regia, native to
Madagascar but planted world wide in warmer parts. The seed pod is known
in the West Indies as a Shak-Shak, and can be used as a musical/percussion
I have a mystery pod that has stumped me - no history, no determination,
data, just "found in the collections" - can anyone enlighten me, please?
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