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indehiscent

(ĭn′dĭ-hĭs′ənt)
adj. Botany
Not splitting open at maturity: indehiscent fruit.

in′de·his′cence n.

indehiscent

(of a plant organ) not opening to release spores or seeds.
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A 2-by-2-by-2 factorial treatment structure with a spill-split plot arrangement, in a randomized complete block design with two replications was set up to study the influence of RH and temperature (during pod formation) on the expression of indehiscence.
The expression of indehiscence was measured at harvesting, when nearly all pods in a plant were brown.
The expression of indehiscence in Vernola is not favored by autumn planting in Spain.
Therefore, we can assume that higher environmental moisture is detrimental for indehiscence expression in Vernola.
Observations of low percentage of abnormal pollen production, partial indehiscence, and partial sterility by aneuploids deficient for chromosome 12 have been reported previously (Gwyn and Stelly, 1989).