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Insignificant flowers are produced on dioecious (having separate male and female) trees. Female flowers are small and green male flowers are red. They appear in early spring for only a week and are wind-pollinated. Dioecious; male flowers with calyx & numerous stamens; female flower with 4 winged sepals, 4-6 carpels.
The seed is inside a pod type fruit. The fruit that follows is a cluster of 2-4 small pods with numerous small, flattened and winged seeds. The fruits mature in autumn and release their seeds in autumn through winter by splitting open. There are 2-4 on pedicel, the seeds paper thin and winged.