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adj. Botany
Having an ovule partially inverted and curved such that the micropyle nearly meets the funiculus.

[Greek kampulos, curved + -tropous.]


(of an ovule) curved so that the micropyle and funiculus almost touch
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Adj.1.campylotropous - (of a plant ovule) curved with the micropyle near the base almost touching its stalk
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
orthotropous - (of a plant ovule) completely straight with the micropyle at the apex
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When anthesis occurs, the campylotropous ovule is completely formed (Castillo et al., 2000).
Members of the Canellaceae form a monophyletic group, which share several synapomorphies such as monadelphous stamens, parietal placentation, and campylotropous ovules (Salazar, 2006).
Ovary (2-)4-5(-14) carpellate, superior to inferior, with usually axile to intruded parietal placentation, rarely apical or basal; ovules 1 to many per carpel, anatropous to nearly campylotropous, unitegmic, tenuinucellate, the embryo sac usually of the Polygonum type; style short to long, hollow, sometimes expanded apically; stigma truncate to capitate or slightly to strongly lobed, sometimes cup shaped, funnel shaped, or flabellate to pinnatifid.