What is endocarp?

  • (noun): The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
    Synonyms: stone, pit

Some articles on endocarp:

Pili Nut - Description
... ripens the pulp (mesocarp) is fibrous, fleshy, and greenish yellow in color, and the hard shell (endocarp) within protects a normally dicotyledonous embryo ... The basal end of the shell (endocarp) is pointed and the apical end is more or less blunt between the seed and the hard shell (endocarp) is a thin, brownish, fibrous seed coat developed from the ...
Sideroxylon Grandiflorum
... Both have a hard endocarp surrounding the seed, with the endocarp naturally splitting along a fracture line during germination ... seed in germination, botanists now use turkeys and gem polishers to erode the endocarp to allow germination ...
Fruit Anatomy - Anatomy of Simple Fruits - Pericarp Layers - Endocarp
... Endocarp (Gr ... In citrus, the endocarp is separated into sections, which are most commonly called segments ...
Burseraceae - Tribes, Subtribes, and Genera
... having a 2-5-parted drupe with either ‘free or adhering parts’ which are ‘not fused in the endocarp’ Bursereae is described as having a drupe with parts that ...
Pome
... Although the exocarp, mesocarp, and endocarp of some other fruit types look very much like the skin, flesh, and core respectively of a pome, they are parts of the ... The endocarp forms a leathery or stony case around the seed, and corresponds to what is commonly called the core ... Pome-type fruit with stony rather than leathery endocarp may be called a polypyrenous drupe ...