hesperidium


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hesperidium

[′hes·pə′rid·ē·əm]
(botany)
A modified berry, with few seeds, a leathery rind, and membranous extensions of the endocarp dividing the pulp into chambers; an example is the orange.
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The 2 scale species known to inflict heaviest damage to cultivated orchids are the brown soft scale (Coccus hesperidium L.) and the Boisduval scale (Diaspis boisduvalii Signoret), both of which are common and widespread (Johnson 2010).
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The botanical name for such a fruit is hesperidium. Although the family of citrus fruits includes such things as citron, grapefruit, pomelo, ugli and yuzu, we'll focus our discussion here on lemons, limes, and oranges -- the real workhorses of the kitchen and the bar.