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A many-seeded capsule formed from two united carpels, usually of equal length and width, and divided on the inside by a replum.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a silique whose length is three times or a little less than three times greater than its width. A silicle may be latiseptately dehiscent (as in madwort), stenoseptately dehiscent (pennycress), indehiscent (woad), or jointed (sea kale).

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