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indehiscent

[¦in·də′his·ənt]
(botany)
Remaining closed at maturity, as certain fruits.
Not splitting along regular lines.
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Joshua trees produce seeds in large, non-fleshy, indehiscent fruits.
Frutos de 7.5-9.8(-11.5) cm de largo por 3-3.9(-4.5) cm de diametro, cilindricos, carnosos, indehiscentes, pendulos, de color verde (Fig.
Fruits 7-9 mm long, declined, persistent, indehiscent, ovoid or shortly oblong, compressed but turgid.
The pericarp can be fleshy or dry; when dry, it can be either dehiscent or indehiscent.
The objectives of this work were to (i) evaluate the influence of the environment (RH and temperature) on the expression of indehiscence of Vernola grown during different seasons in southern Europe, and (ii) to examine the histological basis of partial dehiscence in capsules from normally indehiscent genotypes.
Scales of the female flowers become fleshy and fuse to form small, indehiscent strobili commonly called berries, which ripen the first, second, or occasionally the third year, depending upon the species involved.
The flower produces a single fruit, an indehiscent, single-seeded achene.
The proportion of these 10 flowers having indehiscent anthers was also recorded.
Various species of the genus were at one time recognized as separate genera, particularly the dioecious species and the monoecious species with dehiscent or indehiscent fruits (Linnaeus, 1753; Kunth, 1838).
Observe the plant and note if the species has berries or dry fruits, dehiscent or indehiscent seeds, and note if seeds are in seed heads or seed clusters as collection methods vary for each category (Table 2).