Seeds small to medium, plump, slightly notched, if at all; chalaza oblong-oval; raphe slightly distinct or invisible.
Seeds larger than Aestivalis, pear-shaped; chalaza roundish.
chalaza, that part of the ovule where all the parts grow together, 110, 126.
chalaza, the place where the coats and the kernel of the ovule blend.
Hence, by ascertaining the position of the micropyle and chalaza, the two extremities of the embryo can in general be discovered.
The chalaza is at the insertion or base, the foramen or orifice is at the apex.
The seeds, which are few in number, often show a rough granular, warty surface around the chalaza.
Seed of a Violet (anatropous): a, hilum; b, rhaphe; c, chalaza.
Seeds variable in size, frequently with enlarged neck; chalaza distinctly above center.
From the incrassation upon incubation when heat diffuseth the coagulum, from the chalaza or gallatine wh.