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Unformatted text preview: outer portion. of pericarp fleshy, inner portion of pericarp papery or cartilaginous, forming a core d. Hip (an accessory fruit), several separate carpels enclosed within the fleshy or semi-fleshy receptacle 2. Dry Fruits, pericarp dry at maturity a. Dehiscent fruits, those which dehisce or split open when fully mature (1) Follicle, composed of one carpel and splitting along a single suture (2) Legume, composed of a single carpel and splitting along two sutures (3) Capsule, composed of several carpels and opening at maturity in one of four ways: (a) Along the line of carpel union (septicidal dehiscence) (b) Along the middle of each carpel (loculicidal dehiscence) (c) By pores at the top of each carpel (poricidal dehiscence) (d) Along a circular, horizontal line (circumscissle dehiscence) (4) Silique, composed of two carpels which separate at maturity, leaving a persistent partition between them...
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2012 for the course BIO 213 taught by Professor Makina during the Fall '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Fall '09