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RFV discussion: August–September 2011[edit]

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"(botany) A seed capsule in the form of a box, the seeds being released when the top splits off." I just can't seem to find evidence for this in usage. Equinox 22:39, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

Three examples among others from gbooks :
  • Henderson's dictionary of biology: "pyxidium n. a capsular fruit which dehisces transversely, the top coming off as a lid"
  • Flowering plants, Dicotyledons: "The large, globose, woody pyxidium of Bertholletia is secondarily indehiscent and has only a small operculum that falls inwards. This species drops the pyxidium to the ground and is dispersed by agoutis."
  • Fabre Poet of Science: "The capsule of gold−beater's skin, in which the grubs of the Cione are enclosed, divides itself, at the moment of liberation, into two hemispheres "of a regularity so perfect that they recall exactly the bursting of the pyxidium when the seed is distributed" (note: Cione = Cionus thapsus).
Or did I misunderstand your request? — Xavier, 23:54, 15 September 2011 (UTC)
I have added three additional citations to the entry. Is there any further objection to striking this as verified? bd2412 T 02:21, 25 September 2011 (UTC)
No objection from me; I say it passes RFV. - -sche (discuss) 02:26, 25 September 2011 (UTC)
Calling it struck, then. bd2412 T 02:31, 25 September 2011 (UTC)