epigynous


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epigynous

[ə′pij·ə·nəs]
(botany)
Having the perianth and stamens attached near the top of the ovary; that is, the ovary is inferior.
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The family is readily recognized because the two carpels remain partially separated from each other through development, with the fruit being a schizocarpic, separating into a pair of mericarps, each with remnants of the epigynous perianth and stylopodium.
5 in diameter, lobes entire or nearly so; ovary subclavate, trigonous, 17-18 mm long, 6-7 mm in diameter, greenish-white, glabrous; epigynous tube ca.
4 mm wide at apex, subtrigonous, greenish, inconspicuously white-lanate to glabrous; epigynous tube inconspicuous; placentation apical; ovules obtuse to obtusely apiculate.
4 mm wide at apex, trigonous; epigynous tube lacking; placentation apical; ovules obtuse, green.
The Cornaceae--including Cornus, Camptotheca, Davidia, Diplopanax, Mastixia, and Nyssa--are united by 11 basic chromosomes, by pollen similarities, and by shared features of the flower including the epigynous disc and transeptal strands.
10 mm long, 4-5 mm in diameter; placentation apical; ovules obtuse; epigynous tube crateriform, ca.
2 mm in diameter, white, margins minutely lacerate-papillose; ovary broadly elliptic, 8-10 x 5-6 mm, white, glabrous, slightly sulcate, epigynous tube lacking; placentation apical; ovules obtuse.
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.
9 mm in diameter, placentation apical; ovules caudate; epigynous tube crateriform, ca.
5 mm in diameter, white, the blades obtuse, suberect, the margins crenulate; ovary 6-8 mm long, 5-6 mm in diameter at the apex, trigonous, glabrous, green; epigynous tube inconspicuous; placentation apical; ovules obtuse, numerous.
3 mm long, white, blades lacerate; ovary subtrigonous, 14-15 x 8-9 mm, densely white-lanate; placentation central; ovules obtuse; epigynous tube ca.
5 mm in diameter at the apex, trigonous, densely white-sublanate, white; epigynous tube inconspicuous; placentation apical; ovules obtuse, numerous.