of seeds, showing intrusions into the endosperm usually by infolding of the inner layer of the seed coat
IPT: mottled in appearance; a tissue of dark and light zones of irregular outline CGBT: looking as though chewed SSA: mottled in appearance, e.g. of bark or of the food reserves of a seed
ATRFT1: a term used to describe endosperm or cotyledons which have a mottled or striped appearance resulting from the intrusion of the testa (seed coat) into the tissue. FPW: (of endosperm in seeds) Irregularly grooved and ridged; having a 'chewed' appearance.
opening or falling off as if cut off at the equator, the upper part coming off like a lid
CGBT: dehiscing by a line round the fruit or anther, the top coming off as a lid SSA: applied to an organ opening as if cut circularly around the upper part, which then comes off like a lid FPW: opening all around by a transverse split ATRFT1: dehiscing, breaking or parting along a transverse line around the circumference CFFP: dehiscing by a line round the fruit or anther, the top coming off like a lid IPT: a circumscissile capsule, known also as a pyxis, dehisces by a circumferential line whereby the top comes off as a single piece, as in portulacca
A poricidal capsule dehisces by pores. Each pore may be provided by a lid or operculum or not. The pores may be at the top of the capsule, as in the poppy or at the base as in some species of Campanula.