Silique

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silique

[si′lēk]
(botany)
A silicle-like capsule, but usually at least four times as long as it is wide, which opens by sutures at either margin and has parietal placentation.

Silique

 

the dry psuedo-bilocular paracarpous fruit of most plants of the family Cruciferae. A silique is formed from two carpels and is usually dehiscent by two valves from the base to the apex. What remains on the plant are the placentas and a more or less transparent false-disseptiment. Indehiscent siliques (garden radish) and jointed siliques (wild radish) are less common.