anatropous


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a·nat·ro·pous

 (ə-năt′rə-pəs)
adj. Botany
Completely inverted so that the micropyle is facing downward and situated near the base of the funiculus: an anatropous ovule.

anatropous

(əˈnætrəpəs)
adj
(Botany) (of a plant ovule) inverted during development by a bending of the stalk (funicle) attaching it to the carpel wall. Compare orthotropous
[C19: from ana- (inverted) + -tropous]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.anatropous - (of a plant ovule) completely invertedanatropous - (of a plant ovule) completely inverted; turned back 180 degrees on its stalk
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
amphitropous - (of a plant ovule) partly inverted; turned back 90 degrees on its stalk
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Both species have bitegmic and anatropous ovule, obturator, trichomes and a resinuous gland, which is composed of flange-like structures that are modified bractlets (Webster and Webster, 1972).
The ovule is anatropous, presenting micropyle, funicle, inner and outer integument and nucellus in both floral types.
Seed shape is described here as it is commonly illustrated with the hilum and micropyle at the 'bottom' of the seed, although it is acknowledged that this is developmentally the apex of the anatropous ovule.
The ovary is inferior, bearing a single anatropous ovule with a long tube-like style.
The results are showed that Yanshanzaofeng' was diclinous with polycarpous compound pistils axile placentas and commonly two anatropous ovules in each loculament.