achene


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a·chene

(ă-kēn')
A small one-seeded fruit.
[G. a- priv., + chainō, to yawn]

achene

a small, dry, INDEHISCENT, one-seeded fruit with a thin PERICARP seen, for example, on the surface of strawberry ‘fruits’. See Fig. 7 .
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Germination time differs among achene types, usually occurring with rainy weather in April, May, or June, though it has been documented as early as February.
When the rachilla is not articulate, usually each achene falls singly like its glume, detaching from the base to the spikelet apex (Cyperus s.
Drought stress showed significant decrease in achene oil content and this decrease was further pronounced when drought employed at flower initiation than at bud initiation.
In case of sulphur doses, 30 kg/ha elemental sulphur produced maximum thousand achene weight (53.
5) mm long, globose to ovoid, with obtuse, apiculate apex, conspicuously pitted, white or gray, with tufts or lines of minute, yellowish to purplish hairs; hypogynium distinctly 3-lobed, the lobes oblong to lanceolate, apex obtuse to subacute, appressed to achene base.
Perianth bristles absent or reduced to short, unequal lengths, rarely exceeding the middle of the achene body .
Wind dispersal distances in dimorphic achenes of ragworts Senecio jacobaea.
Achene, Andrew (1986), Social Security Visions and Revisions.