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Australian Biological Resources Study

Flora of Australia

Compiled by A.McCusker

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lomentum: a legume having distinct constrictions or lines of abscission between the seeds and breaking into one-seeded segments when mature.
mericarp: one segment of a fruit that breaks at maturity into units derived from the individual carpels. cf. schizocarp.
schizocarp: a dry fruit formed from more than one carpel but breaking apart into 1-carpel units when ripe. cf. mericarp.
Schizocarp Fragmentation
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