Schizocarp fragmentation

Flora of Australia Glossary — Vascular Plants

Compiled by A. McCusker


Schizocarp fragmentation

lomentum: a legume having distinct constrictions or lines of abscission between the seeds and breaking into one-seeded segments when mature.

mericarp: one segment of a fruit that breaks at maturity into units derived from the individual carpels. cf. schizocarp.

schizocarp: a dry fruit formed from more than one carpel but breaking apart into 1-carpel units when ripe. cf. mericarp.