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A slender stalk that supports each half of a dehisced fruit in many members of the parsley family.


1. (Botany) the central column surrounded by carpels in such flowers as the geranium
2. (Botany) a spore-bearing structure in some of the higher fungi


(ˈkɑr pəˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr)

1. a prolongation of the floral axis that bears the carpels, as in plants of the parsley family.
2. the fruiting body of the higher fungi.
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Noun1.carpophore - a slender stalk that furnishes an axis for a carpel
stalk, stem - a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
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1/2, 3/8, 1/15, 1/20) of the achene's body total length without the style and carpophore (when present).
Intact fruits not seen; samaras alike, except samara coming from anterior carpel bearing persistent style; samara obcordate in outline, with three subequal wings (two lateral and one dorsal) 8-10 mm long, 3-4 mm wide, loosely hairy with some hairs persistent at maturity, especially on nut and base of wings; wings membranous with reticulate venation, distinct distally, connate proximally; each samara bearing a slender cartilaginous ventral carpophore from base along midline to place of attachment of samara to receptacle.
Cultural characters and carpophore construction of some poroid Hymenomycetes.
The effect of the interaction of various spawn grains and oil types on carpophore dry weight, stipe length and stipe and pileus diameters of lentinus squarrosulus (mont.
This finding supports the results obtained in different studies where it was found that phospholipids, proteins and vitamins, ali induce carpophore production (Barber and Barber, 1980; Fasidi and Kadiri, 1993; Shin and Godber, 1996).
The narrowly elliptic outline with distinct carpophore and straight thin style base are diagnostic characters shared between the fossils and C.
A range of parameters including temperature, light, carbon dioxide concentration, humidity and pH have been shown to influence carpophore production [4].
Twenty soils were selected according to their production of Tuber melanosporum carpophores: 8 samples were taken from the interior of the brules (the name given to productive sites, recognised by their typical bare appearance), with high carpophore productivity (2000-6000 g/year); 6 samples from brules with low productivity (100-600 g/year), and 6 reference samples without production, situated at least 50 m from the brules.
The fruits are schizocarpic with a carpophore bearing two biwinged mericarps (a rare feature for Araliaceae, arguing for repositioning in the related family, Apiaeeae), that are laterally compressed into wings.