Multiple fruit

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Pineapple is a kind of multiple fruit.

Multiple fruits are fruits that grow from more than one flower (called an inflorescence).[1][2] Each flower in the inflorescence produces a fruit, and then these join together.[3] There are also many multiple fruits that become dry later.

In languages other than English, the meanings of multiple and aggregate fruit are reversed.[4]

Noni, flowers and developing fruit
In Liquidambar, the multiple fruit later becomes dry.

Examples of multiple fruits:

References[change | change source]

  1. Hickey, M.; King, C. (2001). The Cambridge Illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terms. Cambridge University Press. 
  2. Beentje, H.; Williamson, J. (2010). The Kew Plant Glossary: an Illustrated Dictionary of Plant Terms. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Kew Publishing. 
  3. Schlegel. Encyclopedic Dictionary. p. 282. 
  4. Spjut, R.; Thieret, J. (1989). "Confusion between multiple and aggregate fruits". The Botanical Review 55 (1): 53-72. doi:10.1007/bf02868781. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02868781.