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16-Populus deltoides fruit

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The fruits of Populus are also loculicidal capsules and the seeds are comose (hairy). This image is of the capsules of Populus deltoides, eastern cottonwood. Note that there are 3 valves per fruit, indicated that the fruit came from a syncarpous gynoecium composed of 3 carpels.

Photo by K. R. Robertson and D. L. Nickrent of a tree cultivated in Champaign, Illinois.

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