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A simple one-seeded fruit having pappus is


A
Achene
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B
Cypsela
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C
Nut
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D
Legume
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Solution

The correct option is B Cypsela
Cypsela is a type of single seeded dry fruit having several hair like structures attached to the fruit known as pappus. Pappus helps in dispersal of the fruit and is a modification of calyx.
Achene is single seedeed dry fruit but lacks hair like structures(pappus).
Nut and legumes lack pappus as well.
So, the correct answer is 'Cypsela'.

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