aggregate fruit

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aggregate fruit

a fruit consisting of a collection of simple fruits, derived from a flower with several free CARPELS. An example is the blackberry.
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Fossils of simple- and compound-dogwood fruits, collected at European sites, can be distinguished by their shape: The stone of the simple fruit is ovoid whereas the stone of a compound fruit is asymmetrical and tapered.
The change from a simple to a compound fruit must be linked to the dispersal of the seeds, Eyde says.
Eyde is studying a subgroup of dogwoods that includes the common North American flowering dogwood, which bears the simple fruits, and the Asian dogwoods, which bear the sweet compound fruits. While trees in this subgroup, called big-bracted dogwoods, appear to have a large showy flower, it is actually four large white, pink or yellow petal-like structures, called bracts, beneath a tight cluster of small, true flowers.