septicidal


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septicidal

[¦sep·tə¦sīd·əl]
(botany)
A type of dehiscence exhibited by some fruit in which splitting of the pericarp occurs along the junction of component carpels.
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Dehiscence is septicidal. Seeds occur in two longitudinal rows per carpel and are about 1.3 to 2 mm long and 0.8 to 1.2 nun wide; they are ovoid to oblong and have a glossy testa covered by small polygonal cells (Mai, 1985, 2000a; Pingen, 1996; Mai & Palamarev 1997; Ferguson et al., 1998; Gumbel & Mai, 2004).
Pachyspermum quinqueloculare Reid & Chandler (1933) from the early Eocene beds at Sheppey, England is based on a single 2.6 cm long, five-locular fruit that is possibly capsular with septicidal dehiscence.
In contrast, Baxteria has explosively ballistochorous fruits derived from capsules with both loculicidal and septicidal dehiscence (Fig.
Ericoideae are supported by characters #45 (corolla erect more or less horizontal), #69 (presence of viscin threads associated with the pollen), and #79 (fruit a septicidal capsule).
The various fruit types include loculicidal and septicidal capsules, berries, and drupes.