Topics: Fruit, Seed, Drupe Pages: 3 (984 words) Published: March 2, 2013
1. Classification of Fruits
A. Orange: according to New World, “ Fruits of all members of the genus Citrus are considered berries because they have many seeds, are fleshy and soft, and derive from a single ovary. The distinctive fruit is a hesperidium in that it is a specialized berry with the internal fleshy parts divided into segments (typically 10 to 16) and surrounded by a separable rind (Katz and Weaver 2003).”. Also since it is a berry, therefore it is a single fruit. B. Apple:according to, “The center of the fruit contains five carpels arranged star-like, each containing one to two (rarely three) seeds.” Given the description of its fruit development, it is an accessory fruit. C. Rambutan: according to, “The fruit is a round to oval drupe 3–6 cm (rarely to 8 cm) tall and 3-4 cm broad, borne in a loose pendant cluster of 10-20 together.” Being described as to be a drupe, an fruit with a thin exocarp, it will be classified as under simple fruits. D. Banana: in the website, it stated that “The banana is a distant cousin to ginger, turmeric, and cardamom, and is botanically classified as a berry. “ given” and “ There is a protective outer layer (a peel or skin) with numerous long, thin strings (the phloem bundles), which run lengthwise between the skin and the edible inner portion.”. Given the description and classification as a berry, it is a simple fruit. E. Guyabano (soursop): in the, guyabano was described as fleshy and had an arrangement of seeds similar to that of an apple. Given the description we can say that it is a hip and a simple fruit. F. Mango: according to the descriptions given by, mango is a “The mango fruit is a drupe, that is, one in which an outer fleshy part surrounds a shell (the pit or stone) of hardened endocarp with a seed inside.” Given the description of having a hardened endocarp and being a...
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