BOT 360F - Families of Vascular Plants
ROSACEAE: Rosoideae
Fragaria sp.



Fragaria sp. flowers and fruits. The apocarpous gynoecium develops into an aggregate of achenes (below) in which it is the floral receptacle to which the achenes are attached that becomes enlarged, fleshy, and sweet.

Photo (left) © 2001 R. C. Evans; (below) R. Presgrave © 2001 Royal Ontario Museum (TRT 1778)


| What are plant families? | How do we distinguish them? | How and why do we study them? | Selected vascular plant families of Ontario | Reading List | Course outline |

|EEB337H1 Home Page | What's New | U of T Ecology & Evolutionary Biology | University of Toronto |

© 2008 Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and 2000-2006 Botany Department, University of Toronto.

Please send your comments to tim.dickinson@utoronto.ca; last updated 17-Nov-2008