siliqua

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siliqua

a type of dry fruit in which the seeds are contained in a long, somewhat cylindrical structure that splits open (dehisces) to allow the seeds to escape. An example is the fruit of the wallflower.
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To determine yield components from completely harvested plants, five plants per each subplot were chosen randomly, and the plant height and number of siliquae per plant were measured.
To find out the number of seeds per siliqua from each sub-plot, 30 siliquae were chosen randomly and after counting number of available seeds, the number of seeds per siliqua was determined for each experimental unit.
Plant height is 50 cm, flowers are whitish or yellowish to purple and siliquae terete, up to 15 cm.