mericarp


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mericarp

[′mer·ə‚kärp]
(botany)
An individual, one-seeded carpel of a schizocarp.
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Accrescent calyces may result in low-mass, high-drag structures that are readily dispersed by wind with the mericarps still enclosed.
Upon senescence and drying, the entire inflorescence snaps off near the base, along a predetermined zone of abscission (Roche, 1991), and disperses as a tumbleweed, scattering hundreds or even thousands of mericarps as it rolls.
The mericarps of some Salvia species are known to float, and they are small enough to be carried by flowing water (rivers or streams) or sheet flow as a result of heavy rainfall (rain wash).
The raindrop depresses the calyx briefly, and then the pedicel springs back to a neutral position, thereby ejecting the mericarps from the calyx.
150 cm above the plants) dispersed mericarps 5-109 cm from the plant (mean = 35.
Even without bristles, hooks, or barbs, the mericarps of some Salvia species may be dispersed by animals, or have been shown to have the potential for epizoochorous dispersal.
peloponessiacum has asymmetrically schizocarpic 5-winged fruits, with three wings on one mericarp (one median and two lateral) and two lateral wings on the other (Liu et al.
lhasanum has 10-winged fruits with five wings per mericarp, each developed from a main rib (Fig.
Each mericarp has two lateral wings, without venation.
marlothii fruits are 5-winged, and asymmetrically schizocarpic with three wings (one median and two marginal) on one mericarp and two lateral wings on the other (Fig.
2006) fruits have eight wings, four on each mericarp.
An additional smaller vertical wing may arise over the locular region of each mericarp.