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  1. Dry dehiscent fruits are developed from a single flower having monocarpellary or polycarpellary syncarpous ovary.
  2. Pericarp is dry, papery or woody.

Dry dehiscent fruits are further classified into:

Type

Description

Examples

Follicle

Dehiscence by only one suture.

Vinca rosea, Calotropis, etc.

Siliqua

Dehiscence takes place along both the sutures from base upwards.

Seeds remain attached to replum (false septum)

Radish, Mustard

Capsule

Dehiscence by pore formation on pericarp.

Cotton, Poppy, Lady finger

Pod or Legume

Dehiscence by both the sutures.

Pea, bean, gram, pulses

 

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