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Botanical Nerd Word: Septum

Septum: (plural septa) wall between chambers (locules) in an ovary or fruit.*

In the cross section of this tomato, you can see the septa separating the seedy locules.

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

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