a follicle (also Folliculus) is a fruit form, with which the fruit contains several single seeds, which are surrounded by a dry, usually ledrigen fruit wall.
This fruit wall contains a kind seam (growing together line), to which the single seeds are fastened from the inside and open along which the fruit. The follicle develops from a upper-constant Fruchtknoten consisting of only one Fruchtblatt. It normally opens at the growing together line. Follicles stand together usually in Quirlen . (Evolutionary the case stands for the follicle next.) you are the ursprünglichste form of the fruits, then there is also original Taxa the covering revision modification genes plants with which one follicles finds.
To the plants, which train follicles, the field knight spur ( Consolida) belongs.
Frequently do not only develop from a bloom a follicle, but many, one speaks then of a Sammelbalgfrucht.