A pome is an accessory fruit composed of five or more carpels in which the exocarp forms an inconspicuous layer. The mesocarp is usually fleshy, and the endocarp forms a leathery case around the seed. Outside of the endocarp is the most edible part of this fruit, derived from the floral tube (torus) and other parts, which corresponds to what is commonly called the core. The shriveled remains of the sepals, style and stamens can be seen at the end of a pome opposite the stem, demonstrating that the ovary is inferior in these flowers.
The best-known example of a pome is the apple. Other examples of plants that produce fruit classified as a pome are cotoneaster, hawthorn, loquat, medlar, pear, Pyracantha, quince, rowan, and whitebeam.
Poem or pome? Whatever, as long as it’s funny; Sometimes we’re just grateful that the paper runs out or the ink runs dry.(News)
Mar 26, 2007; BYLINE: james clarke I suppose I asked for it by inviting readers to send me pomes – pomes are quite different from...