Fruits may simple (derived from the ovary of one pistil), aggregate (formed by a single flower with several separate pistils, e.g., raspberry), or multiple (formed from the flowers of an inflorescence, e.g., fig). Simple fruits may be fleshy (succulent) or dry. Fleshy fruits include the berry and the drupe. Dry fruits may split open to disperse the seeds (dehiscent), the main types being the legume (or pod), follicle, capsule, and silique. Some dry fruits do not break open (indehiscent) the main types here being the achene, grain, samara, and nut.
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