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Indehiscent   Listen
Indehiscent  adj.  (Bot.) Remaining closed at maturity, or not opening along regular lines, as the acorn, or a cocoanut.

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... stigmas do not mature at the same time. In some grasses the stamens mature earlier, (protandry) while in others the stigmas protrude long before the stamens (protogyny). As the result of the pollination the ovary developes into a dry 1-seeded indehiscent fruit. The seed fills the cavity fully and the pericarp fuses with the seed-coat and so they are inseparable. Such a fruit is termed a caryopsis or grain. Though in the vast majority of grasses the pericarp is inseparable, in a ...
— A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses • Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar

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