accrescent


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accrescent

[ə′krēs·ənt]
(botany)
Growing continuously with age, especially after flowering.
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There are four wings, composed of two folded accrescent prophylls.
Nyctaginaceae This family has many species and genera with fin-winged fruits formed from accrescent tepals (Spjut, 1994).
Fruit deflexed, pedicel 30-40 (-70) mm long; capsule conical, (15-) 20-35 mm x 8-11 mm, twisted, opening with 3 longitudinal slits; style persistent, not accrescent in fruit; sepals accrescent, up to 10 mm long.
Fruit deflexed; pedicel 50-120 mm long; capsule globose to conical, slightly twisted, 20 (-40) x 18 (-25) mm, opening with 3-4 longitudinal slits; style persistent, not accrescent in fruit, sepals accrescent, up to 15 mm long.
The fruit of Asteropeia is surrounded by persistent stamens and the accrescent calyx, whereas Physena is surrounded by only a persistent calyx.
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