A exterior covering, forming a false coat or appendage to a seed, as the loose, transparent bag inclosing the seed of the white water lily. The mace of the nutmeg is also an aril.
An outer covering of a seed.
A fleshy organ growing about the hilium.
Look up "aril" at the ANBG . A wrapper of brightly-colored edible tissue that is sometimes found around seeds dispersed by birds. Some of the native Florida plants that have arils are species in the genus Pithecellobium . The seeds of the invasive exotic tree Carrotwood Cupaniopsis anacardioides also have an aril.
n. (Fr. arrile, Sp. arillo arilli, dried grapes, from aridus, dry) an additional covering that forms on some seeds after fertilization, and developing from the stalk of the ovule.
A hard to juicy, often brightly colored outgrowth of the seed; usually developed from the funiculus or the outer integument.
An outer cover or appendage of some seeds
fleshy and usually brightly colored cover of some seeds that develops from the ovule stalk and partially or entirely envelopes the seed
An outgrowth from the hilum of a seeds and which may cover it an be edible as for passionfruits where the edible part is made of arils. See also Datura metel.
Freshy appendage of th funiculus which partially or wholly covers the seed.
An accessory covering of certain seeds.
Fleshy, corky or hardened outgrowth of the funicle covering some seeds completely or partially, especially around the hilum.
A fleshy appendage of the seed, usually a fleshy seedcoat.
An accessory appendage of certain seeds (ex: mace around the nutmeg seed)
a single seed surrounded by a thin or fleshy layer
a structure partly or wholly covering the testa of a seed and formed by expansion of the funicle. adj. arillate.
An outer covering or appendage of some seeds.
An outer covering for seeds that develops from the seed stalk. Often brightly colored and serves to attract animals which will help disperse the seed.
Thin fleshy covering of whole or part of seed inside the fruit (inside pericarp); usually brightly coloured. Parent Term: Fruit_details Plural: Arils Difficulty Level: Show examples
a fleshy or hard structure that grows from the ovule. Often functions to attract animals which then disperse the seed.
A special covering for seeds that develops from the seed stalk. It's often brightly colored, and serves as a signal for seed dispersers.
An outgrowth from the stem forming a fleshy covering of the seed; e.g., Taxus, Torreya; or only rudimentary at base of the fleshy seed; e.g., Cephalotaxus.
Outgrowth of funiculus, raphe, or integuments; or fleshy integuments or seed coat, a sarcotesta.
A specialized outgrowth or fleshy thickening of the seed coat.
An exterior covering or an appendage of some seeds.