Glossary: dehiscence

Definition:

the method or process of opening of a seed-pod or anther; loculicidal, when the split opens into a cavity or loculus, septicidal when the split occurs at a septum or partition and circumscissile when the object splits transversely, the upper part coming off as a lid.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, 2008-20

Hyde, M.A. (2020). UK Flora: Glossary details: dehiscence.
https://www.ukflora.info/speciesdata/glossary-display.php?glossary_id=202, retrieved 3 July 2020

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