[Taxacom] The cashew - nut or drupe?

Jim Croft jim.croft at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 16:08:14 CST 2008


I think Semecarpus, another Anacard, does the same thing.

jim

On Jan 30, 2008 2:06 AM, Susan Pell <susanpell at bbg.org> wrote:
> As with most members of Anacardiaceae, the fruit of the cashew is a drupe.
> The rather fleshy structure subtending the fruit is a hypocarp, which is
> formed by the elongation and expansion of the pedicel. There are several
> excellent papers on Anacardium, but a good place to start is John Mitchell
> and Scott Mori's monograph:
>
> Mitchell, J. D., and S. A. Mori. 1987. The cashew and its relatives
> (Anacardium: Anacardiaceae). Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden 42:
> 1-76.
> Pages 13-16 contain a detailed description of fruit and hypocarp development
> and structure.
>
> Cheers,
> Susan
>
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