Seeds "red and black"

The following is a list of native or naturalised species which, at least some of the time, possess this spot-character.

By this, we mean that the seed is partly coloured black and partly red. The red colour may be because of an aril (e.g. Afzelia quanzensis) or simply (apparently) a bicoloured seed as in Abrus precatorius.

FamilySpeciesComment
Fabaceae subfamily Caesalpinioideae Afzelia quanzensis
Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae Abrus precatorius subsp. africanus
Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae Erythrina abyssinica
Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae Erythrina latissima
Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae Erythrina livingstoniana
Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae Erythrina lysistemon
Meliaceae Trichilia capitata
Meliaceae Trichilia dregeana
Meliaceae Trichilia emetica subsp. emetica
Sapindaceae Aporrhiza paniculata
Number of species: 10


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: List of native or naturalised species with each spot-character: Seeds "red and black".
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species-spot-display.php?species_id=1103, retrieved 11 December 2017

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