Recent Examples on the WebTheir seeds form in the carpel, a tubular structure that sticks up from the center of a flower and matures into a pod that holds seeds—peas or beans, for example—inside.
Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, 26 May 2021 When petals are gone, structural carpels, the center seed-bearing structure, are shown off.
Johanna Silver, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Apr. 2020 Fun facts: The fruits (schizocarps) of Falkia repens are dry dehiscent fruit that split into two or more separate carpels at maturity.
Earl Nickel, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 Jan. 2018
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