epicarp


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epicarp

[′ep·ə‚kärp]
(botany)
The outer layer of the pericarp. Also known as exocarp.
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Jambolan, jamun, jambaba Epicarp and mesocarp of drupe edible
Frugivorous larvae attacking a relatively small fruit, with a thin pericarp and mesocarp, have higher probabilities of being parasitized by parasitoids, in comparison to larvae colonizing fruit with a thicker epicarp and mesocarp (Sivinski et al.
This could further explain high degrees of oviposition in punctured fruits and low acceptability of intact fruit, more so at advanced maturity degrees at which purple passionfruit has an exceptionally firm epicarp.
It consists of a thin, hard epicarp, a dark brown mesocarp, and a hard endocarp that encloses the seed (Beka et al.