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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.
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To address the first cirterion of shared patterns of whole plant ontogeny, I compare ontogenies of primary shoots emphasizing the "age" of production of the first carpellate flower, both in terms of time and morphology (i.
Ovary (2-)4-5(-14) carpellate, superior to inferior, with usually axile to intruded parietal placentation, rarely apical or basal; ovules 1 to many per carpel, anatropous to nearly campylotropous, unitegmic, tenuinucellate, the embryo sac usually of the Polygonum type; style short to long, hollow, sometimes expanded apically; stigma truncate to capitate or slightly to strongly lobed, sometimes cup shaped, funnel shaped, or flabellate to pinnatifid.
Ontogeny of staminate and carpellate flowers of Schisandra glabra (Schisandra).