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

in′de·his′cence n.


(Botany) (of fruits) not dehiscent; not opening to release seeds
ˌindeˈhiscence n


(ˌɪn dɪˈhɪs ənt)

not splitting open at maturity to discharge seeds or spores: indehiscent fruit.
in`de•his′cence, n.
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Adj.1.indehiscent - (of e.g. fruits) not opening spontaneously at maturity to release seeds
dehiscent - (of e.g. fruits and anthers) opening spontaneously at maturity to release seeds
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Thus, studies that rely only on marked seeds may underestimate dispersal distances, especially for plant species with indehiscent fruits (Tuck Haugaasen et al.
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Here the key uses vocabulary that may be slightly advanced for the layman, but this is a non-issue as the guide itself explains terms such as 'aril, 'calyx' and 'indehiscent pods' through its detailed images and a glossary.
The indehiscent fruit consists of a fibrous pulp encased within a tough exocarp, contains small seeds (ca.
The flowers begin to at open a 05:00 h in the morning and at about the same time they start to emit scent, and stigmas are shiny with exudates while anthers are indehiscent (pistillate stage).
Table 4 shows there were two fruit types of main species (including dominant species and common species) in the deglaciated terrain of Glacier-BS1: dehiscent and indehiscent. Dehiscent fruit was made of a capsule, follicle, and silicle.
The members of the genus Adansonia are united by several characters that serve to discriminate them from other Bombacaceae, including a characteristic indehiscent fruit with reniform seeds and a powdery whitish pulp [1].