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Sea Heart
Entada gigas


On Caribbean and Western Atlantic shores,
Entada gigas is the commonly collected Seaheart.

In other parts of the world, one will find other species, such as Entada rheedii and Entada phaseoloides.

Seahearts are often polished, and take on a very nice shine, either by tumbling or by hand sanding.



A very hearty Seaheart!

The Seaheart gets its name from its shape. Although there is quite a variety of sizes and shapes of Seaheart seeds, some do indeed take on a very heart shape!

Photo: © Jill Moore Hedrick;
Her seed, placed on a August photo from a
"Tropical Beaches 2018" calendar made in China and
distributed by Dolgencorp of Goodlettsville, TN.



Links

The World's Largest Seaheart, by Gerald Sullivan --- excerpts from The Drifting Seed Newsletter:
Part 1;     Part 2;    and     Part 3

Largest Seaheart collected by Richard Buckman, owner of www.seaheart.com

Journey of a Sea Heart by Richard Buckman, owner of www.seaheart.com
  • Sea Hearts - Naturalist Newsletter; Oct. 30, 2011; by Jim Conrad

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