[Plant-education] Re: Fruit textbook

David R. Hershey via plant-ed%40net.bio.net (by dh321 At excite.com)
Sat Nov 25 18:35:35 EST 2006

You are correct that fruit classification is complicated. The book and
website by Richard Spjut explains historical reasons for some of the
confusion and adds many new fruit terms for a more comprehensive, but
considerably more complex system with 95 fruit types. However, he notes
that most fruits fit one of 14 types.

Richard Spjut 1994. A Systematic Treatment of Fruit Types. Memoirs of
the New York Botanical Garden Vol. 70.

David R. Hershey

Bob Wise wrote:
> I teach intro botany labs and am not particularly strong on fruit--a
> topic I find very complicated.  Does anyone have a recommendation for
> a good fruit textbook?
> Bob
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