Anatomy Longitudinal Section
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used Ruse as a source to label my photograph of the above apple
with one change (Ruse, 1983, p. 40). I changed his label of receptacle to hypanthium.
The receptacle is the end of the stem or pedicel, a point at
all the flower parts (sepals, petals, stamens, and
pistal) are held together. The hypanthium
is a cup-like structure connecting the petals, sepals, and stamens. When
you eat an apple you are primarily consuming the hypanthium.