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adj. Botany
Not splitting open at maturity: indehiscent fruit.

in′de·his′cence n.
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9a, b) include presence of a stipe, bisymmetry, indehiscence, two wings, a narrow, fusiform locular area, a single seed per fruit, and no ribs over the locular area, other than the prominent midrib extending the full length of the fruit.
Manchester (2001) considered this species likely to represent Ptelea, based on similarities with the extant genus including the thin pedicel, hypogynous perianth scar, a slight stylar protuberance at the apex of the fruit; indehiscence, elongate, elliptical seeds in each carpel, and reticulate wing venation.