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Fruits with usually edible seeds, surrounded by a single dry, somewhat rigid layer.
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section of a legume: pea hull funiculus style suture midrib pea calyx section of a silique: mustard septum seed style valve

section of a legume: pea click to hear : section of a legume: pea

Legume: dry single-chambered fruit that splits in two places when ripe: along the suture and along the midrib of its casing.

hull click to hear : hull

Usual term for the pod’s pericarp, which bears the seeds; when the fruit is ripe, it splits in two distinct places to release the seeds.

funiculus click to hear : funiculus

Slender strand that connects the seed to the midrib and provides food from the plant to the developing seed.

style click to hear : style

Visible remnant of the flower’s style, now withered, that once connected the stigma to the ovary.

suture click to hear : suture

Visible seam on the surface of the fruit’s casing, along which the fruit splits to release its seeds.

midrib click to hear : midrib

Hollow flange that is an extension of the petiole; when ripe, the fruit splits along it to release its seeds.

pea click to hear : pea

Round green fruit seed of varying size; it is edible.

calyx click to hear : calyx

Coil of the flower’s sepals, which remain until the pod ripens.

section of a silique: mustard click to hear : section of a silique: mustard

Silique: dry fruit with two valves that, when the fruit is ripe, split to release seeds.

septum click to hear : septum

Thin barrier, bearing seeds on each side that drop when the valves open.

seed click to hear : seed

Structure formed by the development of a fertile ovule; it contains an embryo and nutrient reserves that enable a new plant to grow.

style click to hear : style

Upper beak-shaped part of the fruit; it is sterile, thus contains no seeds.

valve click to hear : valve

The two parts of the fruit’s casing that, when it is ripe, separate to release the seeds.