Dry multiple fruits -Reply

John E. Silvius SILVIUSJ at CEDARNET.CEDARVILLE.EDU
Tue Jul 23 10:16:12 EST 1996


>>> David R. Hershey  7/22/96, 11:01pm >>>
Besides sweet gum (Liquidambar spp.), what are some other good
examples of a dry multiple fruit?

Michigan Trees (1980) by B.V. Barnes and W.H. Wagner classifies
sycamore as having a multiple of achenes.  I will never forget the 
experience of having collected some of the sycamore "seed balls" in
college, placing them in my dorm room and after many days, simply
touching the dry "ball" to pick it up and to find an explosion of the
minute propagules all over the place.

John E. Silvius
Professor of Biology
Cedarville College
Cedarville, OH  45314

Phone 513-766-7948
silviusj at cedarville.edu



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