of carpels and compound ovaries, see Chapter 23). The ovary alone may develop into the fruit, or other parts of the flower may develop with it.
Drupe A drupe is a simple fleshy fruit with a single seed enclosed by a hard, stony endocarp, or pit (Fig. 8.9). It usually develops from flowers with a superior ovary containing a single ovule. The mesocarp is not always obviously fleshy, however. In coconuts, for example, the husk (consisting of the mesocarp and the exocarp), which is usually removed before the rest of the fruit is sold in markets, is very fibrous (the fibers, incidentally, are used in making mats and brushes). The seed ("meat") of the coconut is hollow and
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