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gynoecium

[gī′nē·sē·əm]
(botany)
The aggregate of carpels in a flower.
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Pseudomonomerous gynoecia occur scattered in several groups.
In the three last mentioned families, in addition, a few taxa with pseudomonomerous, uniovulate gynoecia occur (Carolin, 2007a, b; Lammers, 2007).
Gynoecia terminal on the stem, the bracts and bracteoles in three series, bracts unequally bifid, the segments acute or acuminate, entire.
A second case of "unorthodox" evolutionary direction is the evolution of apocarpous gynoecia from syncarpous ancestors.