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Fruit type if dry

The type of fruit for dry and/or dehiscent fruits.


FR 6 a follicle including legume

A dehiscent fruit which opens along one suture.

FR 7 a capsule

A dehiscent fruit which opens along two or more sutures to release seeds. This includes siliqua (typical of Brassicaceae).

FR 8 a samara

An indehiscent fruit with one or more wings.

FR 9 a nut

An indehiscent fruit containing only one seed.

FR10 an achene

A winged or plumed nut.

FR11 a cone

A multiple fruit enclosed by overlapping scales or bracts.