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atropous: Having the (straight) ovule sessile or funiculate and divaricate, the micropyle facing away from the ovary wall (placenta).[1]
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Example(s): Example sentence from FNA : [1] gynoecium (pistil )obconic-cylindric, only slightly exceeding tepals, ovary 2- or 3-locular, ovules several per locule, orthotropous (atropous ), pendent on apical placenta, both integuments bearing trichomes and inner integument longer than outer, forming micropyle, stigma minute (± punctate ), subsessile (a broad stylar region especially seen by longitudinal cut ).


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