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carpel

the female reproductive organ of flowering plants, consisting of an ovary, style (sometimes absent), and stigma. The carpels are separate or fused to form a single pistil

Carpel

 

the organ on which the ovules develop in the flower of angiospermous plants. The pistil is formed from one or more carpels; the aggregate of carpels is called the gynoecium. The carpel is considered an organ of leaf origin, homologous, however, not to the leaf but to the megasporophyll.

carpel

[′kär·pəl]
(botany)
The basic specialized leaf of the female reproductive structure in angiosperms; a megasporophyll.
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The pistil is composed of three parts, the stigma (which receives the pollen), the style (the neck below the stigma) and the carpel (or ovary).
The CB fiber contained the CGW collected at the extractor during ginning, and consisted primarily of carpels and stems (CS) along with a small amount of approximately 0.
Two hundred years later the notion that sepals, petals, stamens and carpels are all modified leaves got its molecular validation.
In addition to the arrangement of the ovules in the carpels, the obvious morphological similarities between L europaea and L virginica include that both have hypogenous flowers bearing glossy ovoid to oblong seeds ornamented with numerous tiny, polygonal cells (Spongberg, 1972; Mai, 1985; Pingen, 1996).
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Yes, schizocarp is an awkward word, but think about how much information it carries; it describes a dry fruit with carpels that split at maturity.
Even completely ascidiate carpels are monosymmetric (e.
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Carpels of Brasenia (Cabombaceae) are completely ascidiate despite a long stigmatic crest.
In all four genera of Dasypogonaceae, flowers are trimerous and pentacyclic, with six tepals in two alternating whorls, six stamens in two alternating whorls and a central gynoecium that is normally composed of three fused carpels located in the same floral sectors as the outer stamens and outer tepals.