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burst or split open

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When a drop of rain hits the cup-shaped top of a yellow or brown scutellum, it dehisces and falls off the plant and the resulting mechanical energy from this event causes the scales to throw the nutlets away from the plant.
Yellow scutella will disperse but, based on mechanical manipulation with a pencil, require more force to dehisce than brown scutella.
The capsular fruit matures and dehisces from late July through September; the thin oval seeds are wind dispersed.
A deep incision spontaneously dehisces or is deliberately opened by the surgeon, and its cultures positive or not cultured when the patient has at least one of the following signs of symptoms: fever (> 30[degrees] C) or localized pain or tenderness.
A deep incision spontaneously dehisces or is deliberately opened by a surgeon when the patient has at least one of the following signs or symptoms: fever (>38[degrees]C), localized pain, or tenderness, unless site is culture-negative.
The fruit dehisces apically to release several winged seeds.
A fibrous capsule dehisces to expose a gray seed (2 x 1.5 cm) enclosed by a red 1 mm thick aril (Howe 1993).
This species is unique in the genus in having a husk that dehisces at maturity, permitting the nut to fall free.