seed capsule


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seed capsule

(ˈsiːdˌkeɪs) or

seedcase

n
(Botany) the part of a fruit enclosing the seeds; pericarp
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Fungi that are grouped together as Botryosphaeria have been reported to cause various symptoms of disease including shoot blight, dieback stem canker, seed capsule abortion, seed and fruit rots (Webb, 1983; Smith et al.
The stem turns into a spring, the seed capsule is twisted to ground level, opens and the starchy seed coating changes to sugar.
Dennis Whigham, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, inspecting a fully developed Small whorled pogonia seed capsule.
When mature, the seed capsule splits open at its apical end (partial dehiscence), with tooth-like cusps curving outward as it dries.
Forsythia seed capsule is used to treat fevers and swollen lymph nodes.
A Poor Knight's Lily seed capsule inspired one terracotta study and was later incorporated in All The Same, his favourite work.
The black seeds are sold in the seed capsule to keep them pungent, but to be viable for growing this outer case should be plump, white and 'husky'.
The stem turns into a spring, the seed capsule is twisted to ground level, opens and the starchy seed coating changes to sugar, attracting ants who eat the covering but distribute the seed widely.
Habitat: A dense, evergreen shrub member of the compositae family with a pungent, aromatic, lemony foliage supporting clusters of yellow, button flowers that transform into an oblong seed capsule.
Sweet fern bears fruit in the form of a bristly, light-green seed capsule that can be found on the plant in the fall.