n.1.(Bot.) The condition of being diplostemonous.
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These reductive trends have phylogenetic implications as they are correlated with the configuration of the androecium in the eudicots: Diplostemony predominates, but there is a global trend to haplostemony or obhaplostemony.
Staminodes are an indication of a changing process, namely a reductive trend, either by the loss of a whole whorl of stamens in the transition from diplostemony to (ob)haplostemony (e.g., in Sterculiaceae, Geraniaceae, Primulaceae, Mytraceae; Ronse Decraene & Smets, 1995a; Figs.