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Apple Anatomy Cross-Section

Picture showing cross section of apple.  The apple is classified as a pome, which comes from the French word for apple.  The five chambers of the ovary now contain 1 to 2 seeds each.  They no longer need the stimags or styles.  Ten dark spots mark where the ten stamen bundles attached to the hypanthium.  We eat the enlarged hypanthium.  The apple is in the rose family or Rosaceae.  Flower parts in fives or multiples of five is  a characteristic of this family.

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Notes:
In most angiosperms the fruit is derived from the ovary wall or pericarp. In the case of a pome the fruit is derived from the hypanthium and the core is derived from the pericarp.

Close Up Image of Reading 77 Cap
Reading 77 Cap

 

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