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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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This "leading" carpel induces meristematization of the epidermis of the smaller carpel for postgenital union of the carpel tips (unpublished results by Verbeke, reported by Mlot, 1998).
10), the ovary is trilocular and septal nectaries are present, opening at the ovary base into each of three lateral grooves beneath the filaments of the inner stamen whorl (only very young flowers of Baxteria were available for this study, in which carpels were not fused).
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2006) found that fruit characters in the studied genera, including developmental origin of the wings, shape of the carpel, presence of elongated oil canals (vittae), and other anatomical features, correspond with molecular cladograms giving added confidence to the taxonomic value of fruit characters in this group.
The telome concept as applied by students of floral anatomy to the stamen (Wilson, 1937, 1942, 1950; Reece, 1939) and the carpel (Hunt, 1937) has recently been reviewed by Purl (1951).
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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.
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