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  1. Ovary: The enlarged basal portion of the pistil where ovules are produced. (Web site)

Inferior Ovary

  1. In this picture of a zucchini the petals and sepals are above the ovary and such a flower is said to have an inferior ovary; also referred to as epigynous.
  2. Image:Bananas on tree.JPG A false berry or epigynous berry is an accessory fruit found in certain plant species with an inferior ovary. (Web site)


  1. A superior ovary is found in types of fleshy fruits such as true berries, drupes, etc.
  2. An ovary becomes superior during anthesis (flower formation) when the upper portion of the ovary grows more than the lower part.
  3. A superior ovary is an ovary attached to the receptacle above the attachment of other floral parts.
  4. The flowers of these plants have a superior ovary and one or more carpels within a thin covering and fleshy interiors. (Web site)

Ripened Ovary

  1. In many species, the fruit incorporates the ripened ovary and surrounding tissues.
  2. A fruit, such as the pear or strawberry, that develops from a ripened ovary or ovaries but includes a significant portion derived from nonovarian tissue. (Web site)


  1. Depending on the plant, flowers may have one or multiple ovules per ovary.
  2. Each ovary (carpel) becomes a drupelet and the ripened cluster of drupelets (syncarp) is called a multiple fruit.

Simple Fruits

  1. Conversely, a simple fruit develops from one ovary.
  2. A simple fruit is derived form one ovary, an aggregate fruit from several ovaries of one flower (magnolia, rose, and strawberry). (Web site)


  1. An inferior ovary lies below the attachment of other floral parts.
  2. A distinctive feature of the teasel order is the departure of all floral parts from the top of the ovary; it is inferior in position.
  3. For instance, a "one-fifth inferior ovary" has approximately one fifth of its length under the insertion point.
  4. Flowers unisexual; petals fused; ovary and stamens not elevated on stalks; ovary inferior. (Web site)


  1. In some fruits the ovary wall (pericarp) is thick and fleshy; in others it is thin and dry.
  2. The ovule develops into a seed and the ovary wall pericarp may become fleshy (as in berries or drupes), or form a hard outer covering (as in nuts).
  3. The pericarp is the fruit wall developed from the ovary. (Web site)


  1. After the ovule in an ovary is fertilized in a process known as pollination, the ovary begins to ripen.
  2. After pollination, the epigynous ovary starts developing and produces a many-seeded capsule.


  1. Bract, carpel, ovary, corolla, calyx, perianth, style - Most flowers are composed of four "whorls" of parts. (Web site)
  2. The ovary of each flower is situated below the attachment of the corolla and stamens, a condition referred to as epigynous or inferior. (Web site)


  1. The ovary eventually comes to form, along with other parts of the flower in many cases, a structure surrounding the seed or seeds that is the fruit. (Web site)
  2. The flower of Fuchsia has an inferior ovary.
  3. Ovary - Ovules - Pedicel - the stem or stalk that holds a single flower in an inflorescence. (Web site)
  4. Simple fruits develop from a single ovary of a single flower and may be fleshy or dry. (Web site)

Half-Inferior Ovary

  1. A half-inferior ovary (also known as ---half-superior---, ---subinferior,--- or ---partially inferior,---) is embedded or surrounded by the receptacle.
  2. More specifically, a half-inferior ovary has nearly equal portions of ovary above and below the insertion point.


  1. Longitudinal section of female flower of squash (courgette), showing ovary, ovules, pistil, and petals. (Web site)
  2. Ovary inferior or semi-inferior, 2-5-loculed; carpels 2-5, connate abaxially, free adaxially; ovules 2 per carpel, erect; styles 2-5, free; stigmas dilated.
  3. In flowering plants, the female gametophyte has been reduced to an eight-celled embryo sac within the ovule inside the ovary of the flower. (Web site)


  1. False berries like blueberry and cranberry, are epigynous, made from a part of the plant other than a single ovary.
  2. True berries are a simple fruit having seeds and edible pulp produced from a single ovary. (Web site)
  3. In these species the floral tube (including the basal parts of the sepals, petals, and stamens) can ripen along with the ovary, forming the false berry. (Web site)


  1. The inferior ovary in Spathoglottis develops into a cylindrical capsule (fruit) as the perianth withers. (Web site)
  2. After fertilization the ovary and sometimes accessory parts develop into the fruit; parthenocarpy is fruit production without fertilization. (Web site)
  3. The [[ Ovary ( plants)| ovary]] is at least three-quarters inferior and matures into the pome fruit.
  4. The ovary is glabrous (without pubescence) and develops into a multiseeded dry fruit or capsule. (Web site)


  1. Structurally, the flowers may be either male or female, or even hermaphroditic, consisting of two anthers and an ovary.
  2. Anthers opening by pores at the summit petals 5: ovary 5- celledERICACEAE, p.


  1. Note the inferior ovary, umbellate inflorescence, and the crown formed by the androecium. (Web site)
  2. Every flower cited so far has a superior ovary: perianth and androecium diverge beneath it (hypogyny). (Web site)


  1. Ovary adnate to hypanthium, 2-7-loculed; ovules numerous.
  2. Free hypanthium present (this brightly coloured, far exceeding the inferior ovary). (Web site)
  3. Perigynous --The flower is perigynous if the ovary is situated within (and free from) a floral cup or hypanthium.

Female Reproductive Organ

  1. The female reproductive organ is the carpel: this contains an ovary with ovules (which contain female gametes).
  2. In the flowering plants, an ovary is a part of the female reproductive organ of the flower or gynoecium.


  1. The gynoecium consists of a single compound pistil of 2 carpels, a single 2-cleft style, and an inferior ovary with one locule and one basal ovule.
  2. A flower with two or more fused carpels (called a compound ovary or compound pistil) is termed syncarpous.
  3. It consists of a vexillum (banner), wings, carina (keel) and ovary with a pistil and 10 stamens. (Web site)
  4. Each monocarpellate pistil (also referred as a gynoecium) consists of a forked stigma, a short style and a spherical ovary. (Web site)


  1. In axile placentation, they are attached to radial spokes within the ovary.
  2. If such growth is not attached, or if it continues above the ovary, then perigyny would result. (Web site)

Two Sperm

  1. Two sperm cells are released into the ovary through this tube. (Web site)
  2. Double fertilization refers to a process in which two sperm cells fertilize two cells in the ovary. (Web site)
  3. Endosperm is formed when the two sperm inside a pollen grain reach the interior of an ovary.


  1. In botany, a fruit is the ripened ovary ---together with seeds --- of a flowering plant.
  2. In botany, the berry is the most common type of simple fleshy fruit; a fruit in which the entire ovary wall ripens into an edible pericarp.
  3. The primary function of the fruit (produced by the ovary) is to aid in dispersal of the seed.
  4. Image:Fruit Stall in Barcelona Market.jpg In botany, a fruit is the ripened ovary —together with seeds —of a flowering plant. (Web site)
  5. The ovary develops into a fruit after fertilization and usually contains one or more seeds, which have developed from the fertilized ovules. (Web site)

Ovary Wall

  1. The wall of the fruit, developed from the ovary wall of the flower, is called the pericarp.
  2. The definitive characteristic of a drupe is that the hard, lignified stone (or pit) is derived from the ovary wall of the flower. (Web site)
  3. There may also be a scar on the seed coat, called the hilum; it is where the seed was attached to the ovary wall by the funiculus.

Compound Ovary

  1. A utricle is like an achene, but it has a compound ovary, rather than a simple one.
  2. Simple fruits can be either dry or fleshy and result from the ripening of a simple or compound ovary with only one pistil.
  3. Fruits of sedges are sometimes considered achenes because they have a one-locule compound ovary.


  1. The seeds are embedded in the common flesh of the ovary. (Web site)
  2. Funiculus - Loculus - the cavities located with in a carpel, ovary or anther. (Web site)
  3. The hypogynous ovary has 3-5 joined sepals. (Web site)
  4. Calyx tube adnate to ovary, campanulate, 5-lobed.
  5. A syncarpous ovary is unilocular if it has only one seed chamber, plurilocular if septa divide it into more than one. (Web site)


  1. Leaves opposite or whorled; ovary 1 to 12-celled AIZOAcEAE, p.
  2. Nectar secretion in Muntingia from the disk (‘from behind the filaments at the base of the ovary’). (Web site)
  3. The seed stalk or funiculus (ovary stalk) of each seed is modified into a hook shaped retinaculum that functions in flinging out the seeds during dehiscence.


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