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Having four stamens in two pairs of unequal length.

[From New Latin Didynamia, former class name : di- + Greek dunamis, power; see dynamic.]
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(daɪˈdɪnəməs) or


(Botany) (of plants) having four stamens arranged in two pairs of unequal length, as in the foxglove
[C18: from New Latin Didynamia name of former class, from di-1 + Greek dunamis power, referring to the greater strength of the two long stamens]
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Corolla gamopetalous, tubular-campanulate, infundibuliform, campanulate or hypocrateriform, sometimes with bilabiate apex, aestivation imbricate, zygomorphic; stamens included or exserted, 4, rarely reduced to 2, didynamous, staminode reduced, glabro, rarely elongate and pilose; filaments adnate to the corolla at the base; anthers commonly divergent, generally glabrous, rarely pilose; pollen grains many, in monads, rarely in tetrads or polyads; nectariferous disk generally present; gynoecium bicarpellate, bilocular; ovary superior, multiovulate, placentation axial, stigma bilamelate, lobes sensitive (closing after contact with pollinator).
The stamens four didynamous and anther locules (personal ovservation).