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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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Stamens (3-)8(-l0), sometimes exserted, the filaments straight to S-shaped, distinct or connate, unicellular-pubescent or smooth; anthers variably roughened, with or without a pair of dorsal appendages, dehiscing by terminal pores.
Stamens 2 or 3, exserted, the filaments straight and smooth, anthers [+ or -] smooth, lacking appendages, without fibrous endothecium, dehiscing by longitudinal slits.
Stamens (5-)6-14(-l8), the filaments straight, smooth pubescent; anthers smooth or roughened, lacking appendages, dehiscing by short to elongate slits.
Stamens 5-10, included or exserted, the filaments straight to curved, unicellular-pubescent or smooth; anthers smooth or roughened, lacking appendages, dehiscing by slits or terminal pores.
Calyx lobes variably developed, persistent or deciduous; corolla usually sympetalous, variously shaped, often with spots or blotches, the lobes usually moderate to large; stamens 5-15, included or exserted, the filaments straight to curved, unicellular-pubescent or smooth; anthers smooth, lacking spurs, dehiscing by terminal pores to elongate slits.
Stamens 10, included, the filaments [+ or -] straight, smooth; anthers tetrasporangiate, inverting early in development, [+ or -] smooth, with a pair of dorso-apical spurs at junction with filament, lacking a fibrous endothecium, without disintegration tissue dorsally, dehiscing by terminal, slitlike pores.
Stamens 2, 4 or 5, usually epipetalous; anthers hisporangiate, inverting early in development, mostly monothecal, dehiscing by longitudinal slits, lacking a fibrous endothecium and disintegration tissue.
Stamens usually 5-10, usually included, the filaments straight to S-shaped, distinct or connate, unicellular-pubescent or glabrous (smooth or roughened), rarely papillose; anthers tetrasporangiate , inverting early in development, (+ or -) roughened, with or without a pair of dorsal appendages (spurs), or these occurring instead on the distal portion of the filament, or with 2 or 4 projections (awns) arising from the dorso-apical portion of the anther, with or without disintegration tissue, lacking a fibrous endothecium, dehiscing by terminal pores, and these often associated with tubules.
Calyx lobes small, persistent; corolla sympetalous, [+ or -] urceolate, the lobes small; stamens 10, the filaments straight, unicellular-pubescent, lacking spurs; anthers slightly roughened, with a white deposit of disintegration tissue dorsally, dehiscing by terminal, slitlike pores.
Stamens usually 10, the filaments usually S-shaped, unicellular pubescent, roughened, or smooth, sometimes with paired spurs on the anther-filament junction or upper portion of filament; anthers slightly to clearly roughened, with a white deposit of disintegration tissue dorsally, dehiscing by terminal pores.