dehisce


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dehisce

(dĕ'his),
To burst.

dehisce

(dĭ-hĭs′)
intr.v. de·hisced, de·hiscing, de·hisces
1. Botany To open at definite places, discharging seeds, pollen, or other contents, as the ripe capsules or pods of some plants.
2. Medicine To rupture or break open, as a surgical wound.

dehisce

verb To have opened, as may occur in a recently closed wound in which the sutures or staples have failed.
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with large trees native to western Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, is an exception, having 3-winged fruits that dehisce into three valves as well illustrated by Leenhouts (1956).
Croton fruits consist of tripartite capsules that dehisce explosively when fully ripe; dispersing the oblong, carunculate seeds no more than a few meters.
As anthers dehisce in bud stage, the corolla throat closely surrounds the anther cylinder and thus becomes coated with pollen.
These cupules are usually armed with spines but dehisce at maturity to expose and release the nut.
At maturity, both the megasporocarps and the microsporocarps dehisce.
Normal protogynous" plants produce stamens after a few days of flowering and routinely dehisce anthers five days after the appearance of the first stigma (Wachocki, 1992).