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Multiple fruits are fruits that grow from more than one flower (called an inflorescence). Each flower in the inflorescence produces a fruit, and then these join together. There are also many multiple fruits that become dry later.
Examples of multiple fruits:
- Hickey, M.; King, C. (2001). The Cambridge Illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terms. Cambridge University Press.
- Beentje, H.; Williamson, J. (2010). The Kew Plant Glossary: an Illustrated Dictionary of Plant Terms. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Kew Publishing.
- Schlegel. Encyclopedic Dictionary. p. 282. http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN1560229500&id=7J-3fD67RqwC&pg=PA282&lpg=PA282&vq=Multiple+fruit&dq=acarpous&sig=mnPOH-HP-2Ow6lX916y7uf_9Zzo.
- Spjut, R.; Thieret, J. (1989). "Confusion between multiple and aggregate fruits". The Botanical Review 55 (1): 53-72. . http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02868781.