Angiosperms - Fruits
Updated on 22/04/2016
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This photo shows a longitudinal section of the fruit of Prunus persica (Common name: Peach), showing the internal features of a typical drupe. Drupe is a type of fleshy, simple fruit, and it typically consists of: - a single seed - a thin layer of exocarp (skin-like, could be fuzzy or smooth) - fleshy mesocarp - hard stony endocarp Other drupe examples: almond, apricot, cherries, coconut, mango, plums *In this photo, the seed is missing, which shows that the seed and endocarp are really two separate structures not fused together.
SC392, Science Centre South Block, CUHK
Very clear description and well-labelled photo. Just one concern: I'm not sure whether this is the fruit of Prunus persica.
I think the following description can be added to further enhance this entry:
- A single seed (Stone-like, hard) which is derived from the ovary wall of its flower.
- The fleshy mesocarp is edible
Apart from that, very clear picture and good labelling.
endocarp and seed
petal , sepal , pileus , suspensor , stipe , Labellum , columella , sporangium , pistil , zygosporangium
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