syncarpous


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syncarpous

(of an ovary of a flowering plant) having fused carpels. Compare APOCARPOUS.
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1985) and Kubitzki (1987), we consider cyperoid flowers to be derived from a typical trimerous, actinomorphic, diplostemonous, monocot flower with a superior syncarpous pistil (e.
Consequently, it is considered to be a derived syncarpous ovary as described by Lersten (2004).
This may be because an increase in carpel number in a syncarpous gynoecium has less effect on the general appearance of flowers than does an increase in number of free stamens.
A second case of "unorthodox" evolutionary direction is the evolution of apocarpous gynoecia from syncarpous ancestors.
Although the "Ambelanieae" and "Macoubeeae" have a syncarpous ovary and seeds embedded in pulp, whereas in the Tabernaemontaneae the ovary is usually apocarpous and the seeds displayed with (often brightly colored) arils, the close relationship of these three tribes is well supported by morphological, chemical, and molecular evidence (Fallen, 1986; Zhu et al.
The Brunelliaceae also has an apocarpous gynoecium, although in most other families of the Cornales-Rosales-Saxifragales complex the ovary is syncarpous.