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Endocarp is the hard inner layer of the pericarp of some fruits that contains the seed. It is especially, but not exclusively noticeable, in members of the subfamily Prunoideae including sloes, damsons, apricots, peaches, plums and cherries. Fruit stall in Barcelona, Spain. ... A SeeD is a term given to mercenaries trained and employed by Balamb Garden in the Final Fantasy VIII video game. ... Genera Prunus Prinsepia Prunoideae, also called Amygdaloideae, is the subfamily containing the genera Prunus and Prinsepia. ... Binomial name Prunus spinosa L. The Blackthorn, is a large shrub or a small tree of the genus Prunus, botanically Prunus spinosa. ... The Damson is an edible drupaceous fruit, a cultivated variety of the plum tree, Prunus domestica insititia. ... For the computer company, see Apricot Computers. ... Binomial name Prunus persica L. A peachy dessert The peach is a tree, Prunus persica, and the juicy fruit that it bears, which has a single large seed encased in hard wood (called the pit or stone), yellow or whitish flesh, a delicate aroma, and a velvety skin. ... Genera Several, including: Prunus domestica Prunus insititia Prunus maritima Prunus salicina A plum is a stone-fruit tree in the genus Prunus. ... Washington, D.C. Tidal Basin showing cherry trees in flower Cherry tree blossoms A cherry is both a tree and its fleshy fruit, a type known as a drupe with a single hard pit enclosing the seed. ...

In nuts, it is the stony layer that surrounds the kernel of pecans, walnuts, almonds etc. and which is removed when eating. Hazelnuts from the Common Hazel A nut in botany is a one-seeded (rarely two) simple dry fruit in which the ovary wall or part of it becomes very hard (stony or woody) at maturity. ... Binomial name Carya illinoinensis (Wangenh. ... This article is about the walnut tree. ... This article refers to the plant. ...

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Fruit - LoveToKnow 1911 (9027 words)
In the melon the epicarp and endocarp are very thin, while the mesocarp forms the bulk of the fruit, differing in texture and taste in its external and internal parts.
5), andc., where the seed is protected from injury in the mouth or stomach of the animal by the hard endocarp; or the hips of the rose (fig.
The endocarp is usually hard, form ing the stone (putamen) of the fruit, which encloses the kernel or seed.
Nut Photos (3273 words)
The endocarp is the inner layer of the fruit wall or pericarp.
The endocarp protects and aids in the dispersal of the vulnerable seed, especially when it is swallowed by a hungry herbivore.
In true nuts, the hard, indehiscent layer surrounding the seed is the ripened ovary wall or pericarp and the outer husk is composed of involucral tissue (or fused calyx tissue) that is not part of the ovary wall (pericarp).
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