Samaroid

Sam´a`roid


a.1.(Bot.) Resembling a samara, or winged seed vessel.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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A schizocarpic fruit, of samaroid subtype, being a dry winged tricarpellate fruit, represents the diaspore (Figure 1A-C).
"In years that maples are seeding synchronously in massive numbers, like 2012 and 2013, they use much of their nutrients to make samaroid schizocarps (maple seed-noses, to us laymen).
We use the term "samaroid" in application to fruits that are similar to samaras in being indehiscent and having the wing developed from ovary (rather than perianth or bracts), but which may possess more than one seed.
ex Pancher & Sebert, with three species of trees in New Caledonia, has 2-winged schizocarpic samaroid fruits, illustrated diagrammatically for C.
acariaeanthum produces widely elliptical samaroid fruits with a pair of symmetrical wings fused along a thick median axis connecting from the pedicel to the style.
Houssayanthus, Lophostigma and Serjania are characterized by schizocarpic fruit with winged (samaroid) mericarps, Cardiospermum and Urvillea, by papery, inflated capsules, and Paullinia by capsules.
Within Paullinieae, fruit are schizocarpic, separating into samaroid mericarps or septifragal capsules which expose the seeds.
ulmacea; the presence of carpophore in the samaroid schizocarp of S.
Fruit mostly a dehiscent pair of follicles (a capsule in Allamanda) or indehiscent and drupaceous (samaroid in Cerberiopsis) with fles hy or dry pericarp; plancentas often lignified in fruit; endocarp sometimes forming a stone; seeds l-4(-many) per carpel, usually with compressed, winglike margin or distinct papery wing.