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Sandveld Star - the seed plus

Observed: 7th April 2017 By: PetraBroddle
Crew (Cape Peninsula)
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Description:

The seed and female cone of Hedi's specimen .... http://www.ispotnature.org/node/885663

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resprouting behaviour from

resprouting behaviour from Hedi's observation .... http://www.ispotnature.org/node/885663

Tony Rebelo's picture

technically this is not a seed.

A seed is the ovule.

But this is an ovule (the seed) surrounded by the mothers ovary. It is technically thus a fruit. More specifically a nut or nutlet, or an achene. (a dry fruit that does not split).

more: http://www.virtualherbarium.org/glossary/glossary.php?cid=65