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mericarp

[′mer·ə‚kärp]
(botany)
An individual, one-seeded carpel of a schizocarp.
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Its fruits are schizocarpic, composed of 5-winged mericarps (Simmons, 2004).
11a, b), with about 20 species of lianas in Indomalesia, has schizocarps consisting of three biwinged elliptical to orbicular mericarps.
Schizocarpic fruits, in which the fruit falls completely apart into separate mericarps, characterize Apicaceae, and Rhamnaceae.
The fossil fruit, Umbelliferospermum latahense from the Middle Miocene of Washington, represented by dispersed mericarps with paired veinless wings and an apically positioned persistent perianth, displays characters diagnostic for the family (Berry, 1929).
suffruticosum may have either asymmetrically or symmetrically schizocarpic mericarps.
The fruits are schizocarpic with a carpophore bearing two biwinged mericarps (a rare feature for Araliaceae, arguing for repositioning in the related family, Apiaeeae), that are laterally compressed into wings.
The fruit breaks septicidally into 1-seeded mericarps (Zhuge, 1990).
The fruits are 5- (to 2-) winged and may be indehiscent, or dehiscent into mericarps (Bayer and Kubitzki, 2003).
The wings of adjacent mericarps are coalescent, until separating at maturity.
The schizocarps split into three mericarps which each retain part of the style.