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Apple Anatomy Longitudinal Section

Longitudinal section of apple showing:  stem or pedicel, ovary or core with seeds, blossom end, and hypanthium (which we eat).

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Notes:I 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 which 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.

Close Up Image of D.H. Wittemore's THE UNION
The Union


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