Phylogenetic Distribution and Identification of Fin-winged Fruits

  title={Phylogenetic Distribution and Identification of Fin-winged Fruits},
  author={Steven R. Manchester and Elizabeth L. O’Leary},
  journal={The Botanical Review},
Fin-winged fruits have two or more wings aligned with the longitudinal axis like the feathers of an arrow, as exemplified by Combretum, Halesia, and Ptelea. Such fruits vary in dispersal mode from those in which the fruit itself is the ultimate disseminule, to schizocarps dispersing two or more mericarps, to capsules releasing multiple seeds. At least 45 families and more than 140 genera are known to possess fin-winged fruits. We present an inventory of these taxa and describe their… CONTINUE READING
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