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conduplicate

[kən′düp·lə·kət]
(botany)
Folded lengthwise and in half with the upper faces together, applied to leaves and petals in the bud.
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3 mm long, base obtuse, apex obtuse and minutely apiculate, fixed at 1/3 of its length above the base; stigma conduplicate, blades ca.
5 mm long, dorsifixed near the base, base sagittate, apex obtuse; pollen broadly ellipsoidal, sulcate, exine microreticulate, lumina irregularly polygonal; ovary 6-7 x 3-4 mm, subtrigonous, greenish-white, glabrous or nearly so; epigynous tube lacking; placentation apical or nearly so; ovules numerous, globose, obtuse; style slightly exceeding the anthers; stigma conduplicate, white, the styler lobes terete, suberect, ca.
24 mm; stamens completely exposed by the recurved petals at anthesis, radially disposed; filaments terete, white, the antesepalous ones free, the antepetalous ones shortly adnate to the petals; Anthers linear, 13-15 mm long, base sagittate, apex obtuse, fixed near the base, slightly shorter than the petals; Pollen narrowly ellipsoid, sulcate, exine reticulate, lumina rounded, muri slightly thickened; style exceeding the petals, white; stigma conduplicate, blades spreading-contorted, densely papillose, white, ca.
22 x 2 mm appendages adnate to the petals for 18-19 mm, (the distal margins free, the proximal margins adnate to petals for 18-19 mm), the free lobes ovate, 3-4 mm long, apex slightly recurved; stamens completely exposed by the recurved petals at anthesis, suberect; filaments terete, white, the antesepalous ones free, the antepetalous ones shortly adnate to the petals; anthers linear, 7-8 mm long, base sagittate, apex obtuse, fixed near the base, shorter than the petals; pollen narrowly ellipsoid, sulcate, exine broadly reticulate, lumina rounded, muri narrowed; style exceeding the petals, white; stigma conduplicate, blades subspreading, densely papillose, white, ca.