schizocarp

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schizocarp

[′skiz·ə‚kärp]
(botany)
A dry fruit that separates at maturity into single-seeded indehiscent carpels.
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Malpighiaceae This tropical family includes some genera with drupes, but many with winged fruits, usually schizocarpic.
The fruit is cordate-shaped with two laterally compressed schizocarpic mericarps.
Rhamnaceae This family of about 50 genera includes some genera with drupaceous fruits and others with dry schizocarpic fruits.
It has 3-winged schizocarpic fruits which at maturity separate into three flat, winged, 1-seeded mericarps.
Tropaeolum, as traditionally circumscribed, has schizocarpic fruits with fleshy mericarps.
Verbenaceae This family is characterized by drupaceous and schizocarpic fruits, but winged fruits occur in the genus Hymenopyramis Wallich ex Griffith (Fig.
Zygophyllaceae Fruits of Zygophyllaceae may be capsular or schizocarpic and form from a superior ovary (Beier et al.