Obdiplostemony


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Ob`dip´lo`stem´o`ny


n.1.(Bot.) The condition of being obdiplostemonous.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The occurrence of obdiplostemony with positional shifts of stamens is one of the mechanisms bringing about the reduction of one whorl in correlation with limitations in time and space for development (Ronse Decraene & Smets, 1995a).
However, the regular alternation of whorls may often become disturbed when the sterile structures arise after the fertile whorl, as is the case for centrifugal obdiplostemony (e.g., Theobroma in Sterculiaceae: Ronse Decraene & Smets, 1995a).