Polygalaceae Fruits of this family are typically capsules, nuts, or drupes
, but fin-winged fruits occur in a few cases.
The medicinal parts are the dried leaves, the oil extracted from the ripe drupes
, and the fresh branches containing leaves and clusters of flowers.
The fossil fruit material is most similar to fruits of Ochna that are also concrescent and consist of 2-5 clustered single-seeded drupes
The nuts are not true nuts,but what botanists call drupes
manuscripts in preparation) have shown that they are not present in the pericarp of the olive drupes
, nor in the leaves and twigs that may be present in the mulch prepared for olive pressing.
Tell the drupes
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By Duha Daoud, Special to The Star The birds were making a racket in our garden this morning; they were literally stuffing themselves of the lusciously red drupes
The pregnant women, similarly, commune with their ripe drupes
Fruit mostly a pair of ventrally dehiscent follicles (often only one due to abortion) (rarely a capsule), with small seeds with a micropylar coma, rarely with a chalazal coma or ecomose (fruits in Rauvolfioideae drupes
, berries, follicles, or capsules; seeds usually ecomose, naked, winged, or arillate).
Fruit loculicidal to septicidal capsules, berries, drupes
(with 1 or several pits), or occasionally dry and indehiscent; seeds small, testa usually single layered, with cells isodiametric to strongly elongated, sometimes winged or tailed, sometimes mucilaginous on wetting; embryo fusiform or spatulate, white or less commonly green, with 2 cotyledons, to extremely reduced and undifferentiated; endosperm cellular, well developed, with haustoria at both ends; germination epigeal.
The various fruit types include loculicidal and septicidal capsules, berries, and drupes
Almonds appear to have evolved from plants that produced succulent drupes
that were dispersed by fruit-eating mammals or birds.