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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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However, even if one assumes that as many as 4 nodes were lost from the early phases of ontogeny in argyrosperma, argyrosperma still produces its first carpellate flower at an earlier position on average than would be expected from a deletion alone.