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., 1991).
Each hermaphroditic flower can produce two single-seeded, dry fruitlets comprising the schizocarp. On average, Cryptotaenia produces more seeds per plant ([Mathematical Expression Omitted], SD = 27.3, N = 21) than Osmorhiza ([Mathematical Expression Omitted] SD = 22.5, N = 96) or Sanicula ([Mathematical Expression Omitted], SD = 18.0, N = 37) (C.
The fruits are schizocarp type with explosive dehiscence, green when immature and grayish-brown when ripe (Neves, 2008).
The fruit is a 2-winged, bilocular bisymmetrical schizocarp formed from a superior ovary.
schizocarp: Dry, indehiscent two- or multiple-carpeled ovary that splits at maturity into separate one-seeded section that falls away.