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Semi Inferior

Gynoecium - a guide to floral structure

Half or Semi-Inferior Ovary

In a relatively small number of species the sepals, petals and stamens arise about halfway up the ovary and this is termed half- or semi-inferior.

Semi Inferior

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