syncarpous


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(of ovaries of flowering plants) consisting of united carpels

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A second case of "unorthodox" evolutionary direction is the evolution of apocarpous gynoecia from syncarpous ancestors.
These tendencies include: corolline corona often present, anthers sometimes with conspicuous sterile apical (sometimes also basal) appendages, ovary often syncarpous to varying degrees, and pollen sometimes porate and sometimes in tetrads.
Ovary mostly apocarpous, superior to subinferior; placentation marginal when ovary apocarpous, parietal or axile when syncarpous, upper part of carpels fusing postgenitally to form complex style head that produces adhesive for pollen transport, with pollen-trapping basal collar and/or pollen-presenting upper crest present in many Rauvolfioideae and Apocynoideae; stigma mostly on underside of style head, often restricted to five chambers behind guide rails, but laterally uniformly receptive in some Rauvolfioideae.
Anthers free from style head; corolla-lobe aestivation in bud typically sinistrorse (overlapping to the left), rarely dextrorse; fruit dehiscent or indehiscent, syncarpous or apocarpous, a berry, drupe, follicle, or capsule; seeds naked, with wings, or arils, but almost never with coma Rauvolfioideae at one end 2.
Ovary congenitally syncarpous, 2-carpellate (except in some Alyxieae); pericarp not fibrous 4 4.
Gynoecium 2(-9) carpellate, but usually bicarpellate or occasionally 5-8-merous, rarely pseudomonomerous; syncarpous or apocarpous, (1-)2(-9) 1ocular; usually axile or parietal placentation, rarely free central, basal or apical; superior, semi-superior or inferior.
Gynoecium bicarpellate, syncarpous, superior, usually unilocular and oriented in the antero-posterior plane; surrounded by nectary-disk or distinct glands; placentation parietal (this occasionally bifid) or rarely free axile, seldom bilocular with axile placentation: style simple and terminal, with entire or bilobed, papillate stigma, rarely style wanting and stigmas decurrent on ovary (Lomatogonium); ovules usually numerous and anatropous.
Gynoecium bicarpellate, syncarpous, superior, bilocular (with apical part of partitioning imperfect); style terminal with short bilobed stigma; ovules numerous and anatropous.
Gynoecium 2 (-3-5) (pentacarpellate in Desfontainia); syncarpous, sometimes apically apocarpous or completely apocarpous (Mitreola); superior to semi-inferior (Mitreola); locules usually as many as carpels (except Anthocleista which has a false septurn) but sometimes with imperfect partitions in their upper portions: style 1 [-2(Cynoctonum)], terminal: stigma capitate (Strychnos) or usually shortly lobed (Plocosperma) or twice dichotomously branched: ovules usually numerous, rarely as few as 1-4, placenta usually peltate or parietal, rarely basal.