campylotropous ovule

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Related to campylotropous ovule: anatropous ovule, amphitropous ovule, orthotropous ovule
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Noun1.campylotropous ovule - a curved ovule with the micropyle almost touching the funiculus
ovule - a small body that contains the female germ cell of a plant; develops into a seed after fertilization
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Members of the Canellaceae form a monophyletic group, which share several synapomorphies such as monadelphous stamens, parietal placentation, and campylotropous ovules (Salazar, 2006).
Such varying differentiation of different parts of the ovule accounts for the occasional confusion of anatropous and campylotropous ovules.