infructescence

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in·fruc·tes·cence

 (ĭn′frŭk-tĕs′əns)
n.
The fruiting stage of an inflorescence.

[French : Latin in-, in; see in-2 + Latin frūctus, fruit; see fruit.]
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Noun1.infructescence - the fruiting stage of the inflorescence
growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
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His experimental investigation, involving water droplets falling from a height of 250 cm onto isolated infructescences clamped upright in the laboratory, found that mericarps were dispersed 50-200 cm from the source (Brodie, 1955).
Number of fruits produced was determined by examining mature infructescences with the aid of a dissecting scope.
We describe the agonistic interaction between the opossum and a bat of the species Artibeus lituratus while they foraged on the same infructescences of Cecropia glaziovii and C.
This species reaches heights of 18 m and produces 4-5 ovoid seeds per fruit that can be found in infructescences up to 50 cm long.
The length of seeds (with the pericarp removed) from the two types of infructescences (central and lateral) was measured under a stereomicroscope using millimetre paper.
For that reason, in the analysis we referred to the number of reproductive structures, which corresponds to the total number of buds, inflorescences and infructescences present in each sample during each time interval.
Biodiversity of saprobic microfungi associated with the infructescences of Protea species in South Africa.
In order to quantify average ambient seed production, we began collecting randomly selected infructescences (fruiting stalks) in August 2005.
Inflorescences and infructescences are erect and emerge from between the leaf bases.
The retreats themselves were normally attached to infructescences of grasses or canes or to ramifications of herbaceous plants.