[Taxacom] The cashew - nut or drupe?

Susan Pell susanpell at bbg.org
Wed Jan 30 08:56:45 CST 2008


Indeed, as do Fegimanra (the sister genus to Anacardium) and Holigarna.

Susan


On 1/29/08 5:08 PM, "Jim Croft" <jim.croft at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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