Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts home page

About us | Contact us | Publications | What's new

Header imagesHeader imagesHeader images

Australian Biological Resources Study

Flora of Australia
GLOSSARY

Compiled by A.McCusker


Back to Glossaries  
aril: a structure partly or wholly covering the testa of a seed and formed by expansion of the funicle. adj. arillate.
seed: a propagating organ formed in the sexual reproductive cycle of gymnosperms and angiosperms, consisting of a protective coat enclosing an embryo and food reserves.
Aril
Commonwealth of Australia