syncarpous

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syncarpous

(of an ovary of a flowering plant) having fused carpels. Compare APOCARPOUS.
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12d we have shown the common ancestor of Canrightia and Chloranthaceae as having three free carpels and the syncarpous gynoecium of Canrightia as an autapomorphy (in terms of parsimony this is equivocal, since the syncarpy character is undefined in unicarpellate taxa).
Evolution of syncarpy and other morphological characters in African Annonaceae: a posterior mapping approach.
In this way a functional disadvantage caused by the loss of syncarpy is circumvented.