Term Information

Accession
PO:0030099
Name
samara fruit
Ontology
plant_anatomy
Synonyms
flügfrucht (exact, German), samara (exact), sámara (exact, Spanish), indehiscent fruit (broad)
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
A fruit (PO:0009001) which develops from a carpel (PO:0009030) and at maturity comprises a dry exocarp (PO:0009085), dry mesocarp (PO:0009087), and dry endocarp (PO:0009086) that are elongated into a wing-like structure. Source: NYBG:Brandon_Sinn, POC:Laurel_Cooper, NYBG:Dario_Cavaliere
Comment
The pericarp (PO:0009084) can be expanded laterally or radially. The wing-shaped fruits of maples (Acer spp.) are often mistakenly identified as samara fruits (PO:0030099), but are instead schizocarp fruits (PO:0030098) with samaroid mericarps (PO:0020075). Examples: green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanicum) and tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima).
Subset
None
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