A) Fleshy simple fruits:
Are those containing a more or less soft pericarp. In other words, those offering “fleshy material” around the “stone”. Besides, they all derive from a single ovary, so they can be considered simple fruits. The following are types of fleshy simple fruits.
They are fruits with very soft epicarp and with the mesocarp and endocarp very fleshy. For instance:
They are fruits containing fleshy stuff between the endocarp and the seeds. Carpels are closed.
They are fruits that come from an inferior ovary with the outer part of the pericarp stiffened. For instance:
Drupes or stones
They are fruits with a fleshy mesocarp and a stone-like stiffened endocarp, where the seed is. For example:
They are fruits with soft mesocarp a coriaceous endocarp. They become from an inferior ovary. For example:
B) Fleshy aggregate fruits:
Like the fruits studied before, they also contain a soft pericarp but they do not come from flowers containing a single ovary, but from single flowers with many carpels or ovaries. Some examples:
They are aggregate fruits that combine several drupes at the same time, like in the case of:
C) Fleshy multiply fruits:
They are fleshy fruits that derive from compound independent flowers, like in the case of:
Do the following activity before completint the text:
Look at the following pictures and choose the suitable answer:
What kind of fruits can you see at the picture?
These fruits are:
And these ones can be considered:
23 March, 2021