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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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Infructescences are produced all year round and include from few to dozens of fruits, which mature at ground level; they have 1-4 seeds attractive to insects and vertebrates (Bonjorne de Almeida and Galetti, 2007; Lorenzi et al., 2010).
Geographic variation and succession of arthropod communities in inflorescences and infructescences of Xanthosoma (Araceae).
A) Male inflorescences, female inflorescences and aborted inflorescences and infructescences; B) Total number of immature and ripe infructescences; and C) Total number of inflorescences and infructescences, accumulated abortions and non-reproductive mother trees.
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.
were found on dry stems and leaves surrounding infructescences collected at Ziemupe, Dr E.
The evolutionary benefit is to gain a maximum height of the inflorescences and thus of the infructescences, which guarantees a greater distance for seeds to be dispersed [10, 13].