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apotropous: Anatropous but the whole recurved such that the raphe (adnate portion of the funiculus) faces the ovary wall (placenta) and the ovule is parallel to it, the micropyle facing the free basal portion of the funiculus.[1]
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Example(s): Example sentences from FNA : [1] placentation axile, appearing nearly basal, apotropous or anatropous, bitegmic, crassinucellar; [2] Ovary inferior, 1–8-loculed, with 1 pendulous, apotropous ovule per locule.


  1. Categorical Glossary for the Flora of North America Project, by Robert W. Kiger and Duncan M. Porter. 2001. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation.