a prolongation of the floral axis between the carpels which bears the fruit, as in the narrow stalk that supports the two mericarps in the fruit of the Apiaceae.
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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A.
. Flora of Zambia: Glossary details: carpophore.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/glossary-display.php?glossary_id=113, retrieved 29 March 2017