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Arillate seeds, with special reference to titoki (Alectryon excelsus Gaernt. (Sapindaceae)).

  title={Arillate seeds, with special reference to titoki (Alectryon excelsus Gaernt. (Sapindaceae)).},
  author={Heather Anne Outred and Michael T. McManus and K. M. Pollock},
Titoki (Alectryon excels us Gaemt. (Sapindaceae)) is an endemic tree species of tropical affinity, up to 1 Om tall, common in New Zealand lowland forests. Development of the fruit/seed takes 12-14 months, with flowering between October-December and fruiting from October-March of the following year. The fruits are hard capsules up to 12mm, which split at maturity to reveal a lustrous black seed, a striking aspect of which is investment of the lower half by a scarlet vascularised aril with a firm… Expand

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