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Nutlet

 

(also nucule), a single-seeded, indehiscent fruitlet of an apocarpous fruit (for example, in the buttercup). Sometimes other small single-seeded fruits (the paracarpous fruits of fumitory; the lysicarpous fruits of buckwheat), the fruits of Boraginaceae and Labiatae, and the mericarps of Euphorbiaceae are called nutlets.

The Russian term for nutlet, oreshek, is used to designate a nutgall, a spherical or fleshy node caused by insects on the leaves and stems of plants (for example, nutgall of oak).

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Scutella classified as aborted remained immature, were about one-fourth the size of mature scutella, and contained no nutlets.
2006) have generally been followed in that referring to collection itineraries and dates, herbarium sample-taking protocols, collecting nutlets and live material for culturing.
This is the second study of lectin and mucilage detection in Labiatae nutlets from Colombia.
The evolution of single-seededness was likely accompanied by increases in some other component(s) of seed yield such as flower (fruit) number or nutlet size.
Nutlet anatomy, a key character in the taxonomy of Pycreus (Cyperaceae).
The experiments uncovered no evidence that bluebells suffer negative consequences, as measured by nutlet, production, due to nectar robbery.
The ovary is superior type and consists of 2 united carpels and produces 4 separate nutlets and produced dry seed achenes (dry seeds).
From capsules to nutlets --Phylogenetic relationships in the Boraginales.
The fruit of Aspicarpa breaks apart into dry nutlets that are unwinged but bear a dorsal crest and usually a lateral crest or rudimentary winglet.
Tiger nut is a tough erect fibrous-rooted perennial plant, 1 to 3 ft high, reproducing by seeds and by many deep, slender rhizomes, which form weak runners above the ground, and small tubers or nutlets at the tips of underground stems [6].