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Australian Biological Resources Study

Flora of Australia

Compiled by A.McCusker

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basal: at the base; of a placenta, at the base of the ovary.

gynobasic: of a style, arising near the base of the gynoecium, e.g. between the lobes of the ovary.

stigma: the pollen-receptive surface of a carpel or group of fused carpels, usually sticky.

style: an elongated part of a carpel, or group of fused carpels, between the ovary and the stigma.

terminal: at the apex or distal end.

Style (or stigma-arm) Insertion
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