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Australian Biological Resources Study

Flora of Australia

Compiled by A.McCusker

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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.
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