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Differentiate between: perisperm and pericarp;

13. Differentiate between:

        (d)  perisperm and pericarp

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The differences between perisperm and pericarp are as follows: 

Perisperm Pericarp    
Perisperm refers to the residual persistent nucellus The pericarp is the wall of fruit derived from the ovary wall
Perisperm is non-functional to the seed The function of the pericarp is the protection of inside structures
It is dry  It is fleshy. 

 

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