Silicle


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silicle

[′sil·ə·kəl]
(botany)
A many-seeded capsule formed from two united carpels, usually of equal length and width, and divided on the inside by a replum.

Silicle

 

a silique whose length is three times or a little less than three times greater than its width. A silicle may be latiseptately dehiscent (as in madwort), stenoseptately dehiscent (pennycress), indehiscent (woad), or jointed (sea kale).