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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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queretaroensis no presenta frutos dehiscentes, como se habia creido desde su descubrimiento, sino carnosos indehiscentes, por lo que la ubico en la seccion Yucca, serie nueva Gracilifoliae, basada exclusivamente en los caracteres morfologicos mencionados en el Cuadro 2, la cual estaria conformada solo por Y.
The number of indehiscent capsules per plant were counted and compared with the total number of capsules.
Anthocarp, diclesium, or fruit elliptic, 10-12 * 7-8 mm, rounded at base, finely velutinous, coriaceous, indehiscent, with several parallel longitudinal lines, suggesting ancestral ribs; each fruit one-seeded, seed pisiform, 6-7 mm in diameter, black.
Legume dark gray, slightly curved, nearly terete in cross section, not constricted between seeds, oblong, 50-100 by 10-15 mm, coriaceous, not striate, glabrous, eglandular, indehiscent; stipe <10 mm long, apex narrowing to a spine-like beak 10-20 mm long.
It produces a large number of seeds with long-term viability, dispersed from indehiscent legume fruits that float in water (Pott and Pott, 1994).
Fruits indehiscent; plants perennial, rhizomatous; fruiting racemes hardly elongated 3 2.
achene: Small, dry, one-seeded indehiscent fruit; the pericarp is easily separated from the seed coat.
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About 2-3 stands were brought together and shaken in such a way that the black 'seeds' which are actually the achenes (dry indehiscent one-seeded fruits characteristic of the Compositae) dropped on the white sheet.
Achene A type of fruit that is one-seeded, dry, indehiscent, and usually small.