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ascidium

[ə′sid·ē·əm]
(botany)
A pitcher-shaped plant organ or part.
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The fruits resemble those of Chloranthaceae in having a single pendent seed and a barrellike shape suggestive of ascidiate development, but the seed is anatropous, the most common type in angiosperms, rather than orthotropous as in Chloranthaceae.
In Cyperoideae, the ascidiate zone (Leins, 2000) of the three carpels is congenitally fused.
Carpels in Brasenia (Cabombaceae) are completely ascidiate despite a long stigmatic crest.