Alsomitra

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Alsomitra
Alsomitra macrocarpa seed (syn. Zanonia macrocarpa).jpg
Alsomitra macrocarpa seed
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Cucurbitales
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Subfamily: Zanonioideae
Tribe: Zanonieae
Subtribe: Zanoniinae
Genus: Alsomitra
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Alsomitra is a genus of the plant family Cucurbitaceae (the cucumber, squash, and pumpkin family).

The seeds of Alsomitra macrocarpa are among the largest winged seeds in the Plant Kingdom and their shape inspired a number of aviation pioneers.[2][3]

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