schizocarp


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schizocarp

a dry fruit developing from a SYNCARPOUS ovary that splits into one-seeded portions. An example is the fruit of fennel.
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Based on the present stereo and scanning electron microscopic investigations the fruit is a schizocarp with four deep longitudinal sutures from which it splits into four individual seeds called nutlets.
Yes, schizocarp is an awkward word, but think about how much information it carries; it describes a dry fruit with carpels that split at maturity.
The fruit, a schizocarp, consists of two mericarps (commonly referred to as seeds), one or both of which may contain fertilization products (Zangerl et al.
Each hermaphroditic flower can produce two single-seeded, dry fruitlets comprising the schizocarp.
The fruit is a 2-winged, bilocular bisymmetrical schizocarp formed from a superior ovary.
Fruits usually a capsule or follicle, occasionally a berry, drupe or rarely a schizocarp.