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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Carrots belong to the family Apiaceae, which is characterized by having dissected leaves, umbellate inflorescences, and fruits that are schizocarps, which split into two meri carps.
11a, b), with about 20 species of lianas in Indomalesia, has schizocarps consisting of three biwinged elliptical to orbicular mericarps.
The fruits of Daucus carota are schizocarps, which dehisce into two single-seeded mericarps (Lacey, 1982).