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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Mature individuals often produce one infructescence per year, with 1-60 fruits each (Henderson, 2002).
sativa (whether selected for fiber, oilseed or drugs) have largely lost several critical adaptations that improve survival outside of cultivation: dormancy (to not genninate in the autumn and be killed by frost), shattering (that allows seeds to fall off the infructescence), and camouflage (hiding the fallen seeds from rodents and insects) (Small, 1974).
The water extract, ethyl acetate extract and methanol extract obtained from Platycarya strobilacea infructescence showed ZOI against S.
a) Vertical stem with infructescence, b) stipule at the leaf base, c) inflorescence with two flowers, the anthers are observed, as well as the four carpels of a flower (flowers in opposite position), d) the leaf apex showing its trichomes or strands on its edge, and e) two fruits, in one of which the remnant capitate stigma is observed.
Infructescence aggregate or clump, infructescence head c.
Xu, "Acid hydrolysis of crude tannins from infructescence of Platycarya strobilacea Sieb.
aurita was successful in defending resource, although bats consumed some of the infructescence, opossum consumed most part of the resource.
("shell" and center core), palm heart Allagoptera Licuri rasteiro do Leaf, fruit (mesocarp, campestris campo, licurizinho, seed), palm heart (Mart.) Kuntze coquinho rasteiro, licurizinho do cerrado, coquinho de licuri Allagoptera Licuri rasteiro da Mesocarp, seed, palm leucocalyx mata, coco licuri, heart (Drude) Kuntze licurizinho, licuri rasteiro, licurizinho rasteiro, coquinho painha Attalea compta Indaio, daia, babacu Fruit (mesocarp, Glassman endocarp, seed), leaf, palm heart, peduncular bract, infructescence Attalea eichleri Pindoba, palhinha, Fruit (mesocarp, seed), (Drude) A.J.
Fruits were considered mature if they were brown and loosely attached to the infructescence. Fruits from central and lateral branches were collected separately.