septicidal


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septicidal

[¦sep·tə¦sīd·əl]
(botany)
A type of dehiscence exhibited by some fruit in which splitting of the pericarp occurs along the junction of component carpels.
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6 cm long, five-locular fruit that is possibly capsular with septicidal dehiscence.
In contrast, Baxteria has explosively ballistochorous fruits derived from capsules with both loculicidal and septicidal dehiscence (Fig.
Ericoideae are supported by characters #45 (corolla erect more or less horizontal), #69 (presence of viscin threads associated with the pollen), and #79 (fruit a septicidal capsule).
The various fruit types include loculicidal and septicidal capsules, berries, and drupes.