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a slender prolongation of the floral axis, bearing the carpels of some compound fruits, as in many plants of the parsley family.
Mycology. the fruiting body of the higher fungi.
Historical Examples

Fruit (cremocarp) of Osmorrhiza; the two akene-like ripe carpels separating at maturity from a slender axis or carpophore.
The Elements of Botany Asa Gray

The two carpels are close together, with their adjacent surfaces flattened, and are fixed to a central axis called the carpophore.
Field and Woodland Plants William S. Furneaux

carpophore, the stalk or support of a pistil extending between its carpels, 113.
The Elements of Botany Asa Gray

In some Borragineous flowers, such as Houndstongue, the gynobase runs up in the centre between the carpels into a carpophore.
The Elements of Botany Asa Gray

A carpophore is a prolongation of receptacle or axis between the carpels and bearing them.
The Elements of Botany Asa Gray

the central column surrounded by carpels in such flowers as the geranium
a spore-bearing structure in some of the higher fungi

A fleshy, spore-producing body of basidiomycetes and ascomycetes. In common usage, the term mushroom is applied to carpophores that have a distinctive stipe and cap.

A slender stalk that supports each half of a dehisced fruit in many members of the parsley family.


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