a prolongation of the floral axis between the carpels which bears the fruit, as in the narrow stalk that supports the two mericarps in the fruit of the Apiaceae.
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Glossary details: carpophore.
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