basigynium definition

  • noun:
    • The pedicel upon which the ovary of certain flowers, such as the passion flower, is sitting; a carpophore or thecaphore.
    • The pedicel on which the ovary of specific flowers, while the passion flower, is sitting; a carpophore or thecaphore.
    • In botany, a stalk increasing above the base of the rose, and bearing the ovary at its summit, as with plants of the genus Cleome. Also known as podogynium, or even more regularly gynophore (which see).
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