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carpel

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pistil

the flask-shaped female reproductive unit of a flower, composed of ovary, style and stigma. One or more carpels goes to make up the entire female structure, the GYNOECIUM.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Those containing only stamens are logically called staminate flowers, and those lacking stamens but having carpels are termed either pistillate or carpellate.
However, later in the ontogeny of sororia, by the time the first carpellate flower is produced, the "adult" leaves are highly lobed.
carpellate: Unisexual flower having carpels but no stamens.