siliqua defined in 1951 yearsiliqua - siliqua;
siliqua - Special type of capsule found in cabbages and related plants (family Cruciferae). Dry, elongated fruit formed from an ovary of two united carpels and divided by a central false septum between the carpels into two compartments (locules). Dehiscing by separation of carpel walls from below upwards leaving septum bounded by persistent placentas (replum), with seeds adhering to it The Silicula has a similar structure but is short and broad, e.g. honesty, shepherd's purse.
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