A fruit developed from hypanthodium inflorescence is called

  • Option 1)

    Sorosis

  • Option 2)

    Syconus

  • Option 3)

    Caryopsis

  • Option 4)

    Hesperidium

 

Answers (1)

As we discussed in concept

Wind as an Agent of Pollination -

Wind pollination also requires that the pollen grains are light and non-sticky so that they can be transported in wind currents. They often possess well-exposed stamens so that the pollens are easily dispersed into wind currents. Stigma is large and often-feathery to easily trap air-borne pollen grains. They have a single ovule in each ovary and numerous flowers packed into an inflorescence.

- wherein

E.g., corn cob - the tassels are actually the stigma and style which wave in the wind to trap pollen grains.

Fig. 26

 

 

 Syconus fruit develops from the hypanthodium inflorescence, eg: Ficus carica, F. religiosa, F. benghalensis. The flask-shaped receptacle encloses female flowers that give rise to achene-like fruitless. This fruit possesses a small pore protected by scaly leaves. The receptacle that becomes fleshy is edible.

 


Option 1)

Sorosis

This option is correct.

Option 2)

Syconus

This option is incorrect.

Option 3)

Caryopsis

This option is incorrect.

Option 4)

Hesperidium

This option is incorrect.

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