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Inferior

Gynoecium - a guide to floral structure

Inferior Ovary

In an inferior ovary the sepals, petals and stamens, or their united bases (floral tube), are attached to the top of the ovary. In a floral formula the line goes above the G number, e.g. G (3)¯.

Inferior Ovary

Illustration from Clarke, I. & Lee, H. (2003) Name that Flower, Melbourne University Press, Victoria.