Unformatted text preview: Recall that flower parts are generally in whorls on the receptacle from the outer calyx to the innermost carpels. A flower in which the calyx is outermost and lowest on the receptacle will have its ovaries attached above or higher on the receptacle. These flowers are called hypogynous (under the ovary), and the ovaries are superior. Some flowers have the calyx surrounding the ovaries, forming a hypanthium or floral cup to which petals and stamens are attached. Such flowers are perigynous (surrounding the ovary). Finally the ovaries can be embedded into the receptacle tissue and the other floral parts (stamens, petals and sepals) are attached above the ovaries on the receptacle. Such flowers are epigynous (on top of the ovary) and the ovaries are inferior. Hypogynous Perigynous Epigynous...
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- Fall '09
- Reproduction, Plant morphology, Flowering plant, Ovule, Pollen, Zygomorphic Flower