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Botanical Nerd Word: Exocarp

Exocarp (syn. Epicarp): Outermost layer of the fruit wall (pericarp)*

For example, the outer skin of a peach or plum.

*Pell, S.K., Angell, B. (2016). A botanist’s vocabulary: 1300 terms explained and illustrated. Portland: Timber Press.

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