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Pomegranate seeds have a sarcotesta

The sarcotesta is a fleshy seedcoat,[1] a type of testa. Examples of seeds with a sarcotesta are pomegranate and some cycad seeds. The sarcotesta of pomegranate seeds consists of epidermal cells derived from the integument, and there are no arils on these seeds.[2]


  1. ^ Hickey, M.; King, C. (2001). The Cambridge Illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terms. Cambridge University Press. 
  2. ^ Dahlgren, R. And R. F. Thorne (1984). "The order Myrtales: circumscription, variation, and relationships". Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. 71: 633–699. doi:10.2307/2399158.