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a carpel with one seed

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This literature review identifies large gaps in our knowledge of Salvia mericarp dispersal.
In addition, experimental studies of mericarp mucilage production (myxocarpy), mericarp/calyx buoyancy in air and water, and mericarp/calyx feeding trials with animals, including granivorous ants and birds, will provide much-needed data that can inform and explain field observations.
Experiments in Salvia mericarp floatation Percent (%) of floating after species n 6 hrs 24 hrs mucilaginous S.
Upon maturity, the ovary is a smooth, dry, four-lobed, schizocarpic fruit that fragments into four, single-seeded mericarps (nutlets).
19, 20): approximately four species endemic to tropical deciduous woods in Mexico from Sinaloa to Chiapas; shrubs and trees, wind-dispersed by bristly mericarps.
a species of southern Central America and adjacent Colombia, is sister to the rest of the Mesoamerican species (Davis & Anderson, 2010), because its fruit, while fleshy as in most species, breaks apart into separate mericarps at maturity, as in Calcicola and Mascagnia.
The majority of the species in Mexico now have winddispersed mericarps (winged or bristly), or probably evolved from wing-fruited ancestors by loss of the wing in Mexico (Aspicarpa spp.
Two Mexican species grow near water and have mericarps with reduced wings that are surely dispersed by water.
Segments of the bracts ovate to ovate-elliptic, shortly mucronate; secondary ridges of the mericarp with slender, patent spines .
5-)2-4 mm long, ellipsoid to subglobose, with the spines on the secondary ridges shorter than the width of the mericarps.
The wings develop from furrows between ribs, with a pair of marginal wings on each mericarp (Liu et al.
Each mericarp is obovate in outline with cuneate-rounded base and rounded to subcordate apex and shows an intramarginal vein.
transvaalensis is 5-winged and asymmetrically schizocarpic, with three wings (one median and two marginal) on one mericarp and two marginal wings on the other (Fig.
acaulis has 4-winged fruits, with a pair of marginal wings on each mericarp.