syncarpous


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syncarpous

[sin′kär·pəs]
(botany)
Descriptive of a gynoecium having the carpels united in a compound ovary.
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Galycine colleters usually absent; corolla salveriform; corolla-lobe aestivation sinistrorse; small corolline corona often present in petal sinuses (well developed and often annular in Melodinus); anther connective with a apical extension in Diplorhynchus and Dyera and with both apical connective extension and small sterile basal lobes in Pycnobotrya; style head mostly without basal collar or upper wreath; disc usually absent; ovary apocarpous or syncarpous, sometimes only at base (Diplorhynchus), more than half inferior in Dyera.
Calycine colleters absent or present; corolla salveriform or funnelform; corolla-lobe aestivation sinistrorse; corolline corona often present below the petal sinuses behind stamen (usually much dissected in Allamanda) and infrastaminal appendages generally present; anther connective often broadened and with elongate apical extension; style head mostly with basal collar or lobes (no distinct basal collar in Plumeria, Himatanthus, or Mortoniella), mostly without upper wreath (well-developed upper wreath present in Allamanda) but often with free apices conspicuously enlarged; ovary apocarpous or syncarpous at the very base (postgenitally syncarpous in Allamanda), hemiinferior in Plumeria, Himalatanthus, and Mortoniellar; disc absent or present.
Galycine colleters absent; corolla salveriform (sometimes throat somewhat expanded in Condylocarpan); corolla lobes often deeply inflexed in bud; aestivation sinistrorse; corona absent; style head with neither basal collar nor upper wreath, body uniformly receptive; ovary apocarpous or syncarpous (Lepiniopsis and Chilocarpus); in Plectaneia carpels free except for narrow, congenitally fused region in the center of their ventral flanks) and up to 5-carpellate in Lepinia and Lepiniopsis often stipitate; disc absent, indistinct, or adnate.
Ovary apocarpous or, more rarely, syncarpous (secondarily syncarpous in Nerium).
Disc present; ovary apocarpous, postgenitally syncarpous in Beaumontia and Parepigynum, often semi-inferior.
Gynoecium 2(-3-9)-merous, usually bicarpellate, syncarpous, inferior, rarely semi-inferior (Synaptantha) or superior (Gaertnera and Pagamea); ovary with as many locules as carpels (in which case placentation is axile or a derivative), seldom unilocular (Gardenia) (in which case placentation is parietal) or pseudomonomerous (Theligonum): style usually one and slender or styles free (Galium), rarely basilateral (Theligonum), or even missing (Tetralopha): stigma capitate or lobed: ovules 1 to many in each locule; anatropous to hemitropous, or campylotropus (Theligonum); solitary, basal, without integumentary tapetum.