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Carrot

Scientific Name
Daucus carota
Scientific Author
Linnaeus, C (1753)
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida: Apiales: Apiaceae)
Reliability
High
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Carpel Dorsal
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Caption
Seed Project - mericarp
Source
Clare McLellan Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Pictured: Carpel or individual segment of an aggregate fruit (mericarp)

Description

Mericarp Colour: Orange

Mericarp Length: 2 - 4mm

Mericarp Sculpture: Carinate, Striate with prominent ribs

Mericarp Shape: Spoon shaped, dorsally flattened

Fruit ovoid, 3–4 mm long, secondary ribs with mainly straight spines, only the apical ones barbellate, primary ribs with a row of short hairs.
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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
05/12/2011 04:01 AEST
Last Updated
17/01/2013 11:01 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2011) Carrot (Daucus carota) Updated on 1/17/2013 11:01:52 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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