APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that is found in the coastal waters
and rockpools of south-west England. Images by David Fenwick.

Sea Beans and Seeds (Sea Bean and Seed Images)
True Sea Beans

Astrocaryum
Astrocaryum spp. - Starnut Palm

Caesalpinia
Caesalpinia bonduc - Nickar Nut

Cerbera
Cerbera odollam - Buddha Plant or Pong-pong Tree

Cocos
Cocos nucifera - Coconut Palm

Dioclea
Dioclea reflexa - Sea Purse

Entada
Entada gigas - Sea Heart or Molucca Bean

Mucuna
Mucuna sloanei - Brown or Grey Hamburger Bean
Mucuna urens - Red Hamburger Bean

Phytelephas
Phytelephas sp. - Ivory or Tagua Nut

Bindweed or Morning Glory family (Convolvulaceae)

Calystegia
Calystegia soldanella - Sea Bindweed (native)

Ipomoea
Ipomoea alba - Tropical White Morning Glory
Ipomoea pes-caprae - Railroad Vine

Merremia
Merremia discoidesperma - Mary's Bean
Merremia tuberosa - Hawaiian Wood Rose

Convolvulaceae seed (1) - Gwithian 10.03.16

Ornamental, edible or commercial species that are not true Sea Beans that may be found on beaches

Abrus
Abrus precatorius - Rosary Pea

Aesculus
Aesculus hippocastanum - Horse Chestnut / Conker

Camellia
Camellia spp. - Tea tree or Camellia

Castanea
Castanea sativa - Sweet Chestnut

Citrus
Citrus x sinensis - Orange

Mangifera
Mangifera indica - Mango

Persea
Persea americana - Avocado

Pistacia
Pistacia vera - Pistachio Nut

Prunus
Prunus armeniaca - Apricot
Prunus persica - Peach

Native species of nuts, seeds, fir cones and beans
that might be found washed-up on beaches

Corylus
Corylus avellana - Common Hazel (Hazelnuts)

Fagus
Fagus sylvatica - Common Beech (Beechnuts)

Quercus
Quercus species - Oak (Acorns)

Coniferous trees
Fir cones from various species of coniferous trees

Other items that might be confused with beans

Fungi
Daldinia concentrica - King Alfred's Cakes

Plant Galls
Andricus kollari - Oak Apple
Andricus quercuscalicis - Knopper Gall

Man-made items
Leca® - Lightweight expanded clay aggregate

Species to identify

Not a sea bean, but an inforescence, a flower head, thought to be a woody member of the asteraceae. It was washed-up at Gunwalloe Fishing Cove, Cornwall.

Woody asteraceae inflorescence ? - species unknown

Sea beans and seeds are needed to build up the image library here, please contact the author of this site if you can help.

Sea beans plant seed Images UK