Multiple fruits are fruits that grow from more than one flower (called an inflorescence). Each flower in the inflorescence produces a fruit, and then these join together. There are also many multiple fruits that become dry later.
Examples of multiple fruits:
- Hickey, M.; King, C. (2001). The Cambridge Illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terms. Cambridge University Press.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
- Beentje, H.; Williamson, J. (2010). The Kew Plant Glossary: an Illustrated Dictionary of Plant Terms. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Kew Publishing.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
- Schlegel. Encyclopedic Dictionary. p. 282.
- Spjut, R.; Thieret, J. (1989). "Confusion between multiple and aggregate fruits". The Botanical Review 55 (1): 53-72. doi:10.1007/bf02868781. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02868781.