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inflexed

[in′flekst]
(botany)
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(southwestern Misiones, northern Corrientes, eastern Chaco, eastern Formosa, southeastern Paraguay, northwestern Rio Grande do Sul), whose pedicel is inflexed and its calyx lobes are straight in the fruiting stage.
Pollen porate (inaperturate in Condylocarpon); corolla lobes often deeply inflexed in bud; style head without membranous balsal collar; nectaries absent or indistinct from ovary; seeds not compressed (except in Plectaneia), usually with deep longitudinal hilar depression and ruminate endosperm; indole alkaloids absent Alyxieae 7.
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.