Accessory fruit

An accessory fruit, false fruit, spurious fruit, epigynous fruit, syconium or pseudocarp is a fruit where the fleshy part is derived not from the ovary but from some adjacent tissue.

An example is the apple. Other examples include cashews and figs.

The term includes false berries (e.g. the strawberry).

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