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A small, dry, one-seeded fruit with its pericarp fused with the seed-coat, developing from a monocarpellary gynoecium is called ____________.


A
Cypsela
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B
Siliqua
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C
Caryopsis
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D
Samara
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Solution

The correct option is C Caryopsis
A small dry one-seeded fruit with pericarp fused with seed coat which develops from monocarpellary gynoecium i.e from a superior monocarpellary ovary is called caryopsis. 
Examples- Maize, wheat.
So, the correct answer is 'Caryopsis'

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