vine maple (Acer circinatum
samara of Combretum zeyheri
Seeds of the tropical ash (Fraxinus uhdei
A samara is an achene, a type of dry winged botanical fruit. The shape of a samara enables the wind to carry the seed farther away than regular seeds from the parent tree:
- The seed can be in the centre of the wing, like the elms and the hoptree.
- The seed can be on one side, with the wing extending to the other side, making the seed self rotate it falls.
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Unusual group of three samaras of sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus. They are normally paired)
The hoptree (Ptelea trifoliata)
The Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila)