megasporophyll


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Related to megasporophyll: microsporophyll, megasporangium

megasporophyll

or

macrosporophyll

  1. the modified leaf that carries the MEGASPORANGIUM.
  2. the CARPEL of flowering plants.
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both of which share its small megasporophyll but are otherwise larger in
broader megasporophyll lamina with a distinct, broad apical spine.
Ovulate strobili of numerous ovule-bearing, stalked megasporophylls,
5 cm long; sterile scales persistent, 6-14, spirally arranged or opposite and decussate; mature ovule or seed surrounded by an aril (a fleshy part of the megasporophyll that develops from the axis or apex of the ovule- bearing axillary shoot); aril globose to ovoid or oblong, 5-30 x 10-15 mm, sweet, pulpy, red, white, green, or purple; seed dry and nutlike, with 2 cotyledons.
In other forms the sterile scales were fused, and with them were incorporated the stalk-like megasporophylls.
leaflike, loosely arranged, multiovulate megasporophylls, and it is
exposed to light entering between megasporophylls, from April to August.
long-attenuate or long-acuminate at the apex; its megasporophylls, with