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SEED
FRUIT WALL
SPECIES
FRUIT
SEED COAT
FAMILY ASTERACEAE
PAPPUS
ACHENE
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Definitions

  1. An achene is a type of simple dry fruit produced by many species of flowering plants.
  2. Each achene is attached to a pappus of fine hairs, which enable wind-aided dispersal over long distances. (Web site)

Seed

  1. A sunflower "seed" in the husk is not really a seed, but an achene.

Fruit Wall

  1. Achene - dry indehiscent fruit, they have one seed and form from a single carpel, the seed is distinct from the fruit wall.

Species

  1. In many species, what we think of as the "seed" is actually an achene, a fruit containing the seed.

Fruit

  1. The fruit of the Asteraceae is a specialised type of achene, sometimes called cypsela (plural cypselae). (Web site)

Seed Coat

  1. It is an achene with the ovary wall united with the seed coat. (Web site)

Family Asteraceae

  1. By the same definition, the common fruit type in the Family Asteraceae is also usually considered achene (some term the asteraceous achene cypsela, however).

Pappus

  1. Each achene is attached to a pappus of fine hairs, which enable wind-aided dispersal over long distances. (Web site)

Achene

  1. The fruit is an achene, similar to sunflower seed, with a single seed inside a hard outer hull. (Web site)
  2. The species are distinguished by flowers with no petals, and in the fruit being an achene or utricle. (Web site)
  3. A utricle is like an achene, but it has a compound ovary, rather than a simple one.

Categories

  1. Utricle
  2. Compound Ovary
  3. Fruit Wall
  4. Single Seed
  5. Sunflower Seed
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