Fruits.

Berry :eg., Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)

  1. The pericarp is differentiated into outer epicarp , middle mesocarp and inner endocarp.
  2. Endocarp is not distinct but fused with the mesocarp to form a major fleshy part of the fruit .
  3. Seeda are the only hard portions in the fruits .these are scattered in the fleshy part of the fruit .
  4. The fruit develops from a bicarpellary superior ovary .

Hesperdium :eg., Citrus.

  1. The fruit develops from multicarpellary , syncarpous and multilocular ovary.
  2. The pericarp is differentiated into three parts namely outer epicarp , middle mesocarp and inner endocarp.
  3. Epicarp is thick ,leathery with glands of volatile oils.
  4. Mesocarp is thin , white and papery.it is fused with epicarp.
  5. Endocarp is membranous and has many chambers filled with juicy edible hairs.
  6. Seeds in each chamber are attached to the central axile placenta

Pepo:eg., Cucumis.

  1. The fruit develops from tricarpellary and syncarpous ovary.
  2. The pericarp is differentiated into outer epicarp , middle mesocarp and inner endocarp .
  3. The epicarp is fused with hard sheath like thalamus to form a rind around the fruit .
  4. There is a fleshy mesocarp and a smooth endocarp.
  5. Seeds are many and are developed from the inner walls of the fruit.
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  • pome:eg., Apple (pyrus malus)
    1. The fruit develops from multicarpellary , syncarpous ovary and is surrounded by fleshy thalamus (false fruit)
    2. The pericarp is distinct , hard and encloses seeds
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