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Leaf and fruits of Pterocarpus rohrii. Photo by S. A. Mori.
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Examples of winged fruits. Drawing by B. Angell. Leaf and fruits of Pterocarpus rohrii. Photo by S. A. Mori.
Title: Leaf and fruits of Pterocarpus rohrii. Photo by S. A. Mori.
Creator: S. A. Mori
Description: Leaf and fruits of Pterocarpus rohrii based on Mori et al. 24254 from within the city limits of Cayenne, French Guiana. In contrast to most species of legumes, those of this species are indehiscent. The single-seeded fruits of this species are dispersed by the wind.
Term:

Winged fruit
Definition:

Referring to fruits that either have have wings along their length that do not aid in wind dispersal or to fruits that have well-developed wings that aid in wind dispersal. Note that both winged fruits and winged seeds aid in wind dispersal.