False fruit

False fruit

The term false fruit, in botany, means that fruit that derives not only from the transformation of the ovary, but also from that of other organs (receptacle, chalice, involucral bracts).
The false fruit, also called complex fruit, pseudoffruit, or pseudocarp, has a structure that derives, therefore, from the transformation not only of the ovary, but also of other organs of the flower such as the receptacle or parts of the perianth such as sepals or petals.
However, false fruits, in common parlance, are commonly referred to as fruits.
An example of a false fruit is the apple or pear in which the real fruit (i.e. the transformation of the ovary) is the core, the edible part is the receptacle or the final part of the enlarged flower stalk.
Among the false fruits are remembered, in addition to apple and pear also: banana, strawberry, pumpkin, pomegranate, rosehip, etc. ..




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