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16-Cyathia of Euphorbia cotinifolia

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A series of 3 cyathia of Euphorbia cotonifolia showing the progression of the maturation of the female flower, with the oldest flower to the right. In the Euphorbiaceae, the gynoecium matures either into a schizocarp that splits into 3 mericaps or a loculicidal capsule. In the genus Euphorbia, the fruit is a schizocarp.

Photo by K. R. Robertson and D. L. Nickrent from plants cultivated at the University of Illinois.

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