One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small nut, especially an achene.
- ‘The inflorescences are composed of whorls of small, whitish, zygomorphic flowers, with seeds disposed in up to four nutlets of about 0 • 4 x 1 • 1 mm.’
- ‘Each flower can produce four nutlets, which are primarily gravity dispersed.’
- ‘Each flower may produce up to four nutlets, which mature in July, August, or September.’
- ‘At that time, fruit seediness or the number of enclosed ripe nutlets was also determined for each ripe fruit.’
- ‘These are the only other winter annuals at this site with spiny nutlets that are somewhat similar to those of P. recurvata.’
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