Seeds with an aril or aril-like structure

The following is a list of native or naturalised species which, at least some of the time, possess this spot-character.

In the term aril-like structure, we include a pseudaril (as in Commiphora) and an arillode (as in various genera in the Sapindaceae).

Annonaceae Annona senegalensis subsp. senegalensis
Annonaceae Uvaria lucida subsp. virens
Annonaceae Xylopia aethiopica
Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and Rauvolfioideae Voacanga africana
Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and Rauvolfioideae Voacanga thouarsii
Burseraceae Commiphora africana Pseudaril often absent
Burseraceae Commiphora caerulea
Burseraceae Commiphora edulis subsp. edulis
Burseraceae Commiphora mollis
Burseraceae Commiphora mossambicensis
Connaraceae Agelaea pentagyna
Connaraceae Rourea orientalis
Fabaceae subfamily Caesalpinioideae Afzelia quanzensis
Ixonanthaceae Phyllocosmus lemaireanus
Lophiocarpaceae Corbichonia decumbens
Meliaceae Trichilia capitata
Meliaceae Trichilia dregeana
Meliaceae Trichilia emetica subsp. emetica
Meliaceae Turraea floribunda
Meliaceae Turraea nilotica
Melianthaceae Bersama abyssinica
Sapindaceae Aporrhiza paniculata
Sapindaceae Blighia unijugata
Sapindaceae Haplocoelum foliolosum subsp. foliolosum
Sapindaceae Lecaniodiscus fraxinifolius
Sapindaceae Pappea capensis
Sapindaceae Paullinia pinnata
Number of species: 27

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: List of species with each spot-character: Seeds with an aril or aril-like structure., retrieved 28 May 2024

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