What is true fruit and false fruit? plsz give examples.

Asked by neha singh | 9th Mar, 2012, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

In some plants, the fruit may be formed from just from the ovary and the other floral parts  persist only as withered remains. When this happens, the fruits are described as ‘true fruits’. True fruits include the tomato, orange, melon, and banana
Often, however, other floral parts form an integral part of the fruit. An example is the apple, in which the top of the flower stalk becomes fleshy, surrounds the ovary wall and fuses with it. Such fruits are often referred to as false fruits to distinguish them from the true fruits that are formed only from the ovary. Examples of false fruits are apples, pineapples, strawberries, and cashews

Answered by  | 10th Mar, 2012, 03:21: PM

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