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Pistil vs. Carpel — What's the Difference?

Pistil vs. Carpel — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Pistil and Carpel

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Pistil

The female, ovule-bearing organ of a flower, including the stigma, style, and ovary.
Jul 07, 2018

Carpel

One of the structural units of a pistil, representing a modified, ovule-bearing leaf.
Jul 07, 2018

Pistil

(botany) A discrete organ in the center of a flower capable of receiving pollen and producing a fruit, it is divided into an ovary, style and stigma.
Some plant species have more than one pistil per flower.
Jul 07, 2018

Carpel

(botany) A constituent part of a flower pistil - the individual female reproductive organs in a flower. A carpel is composed of an ovary, a style, and a stigma, although some flowers have carpels without a distinct style. In origin, carpels are leaves (megasporophylls) that have evolved to enclose the ovules. A pistil may be composed of a single carpel or of several carpels fused together.
Jul 07, 2018

Pistil

The seed-bearing organ of a flower. It consists of an ovary, containing the ovules or rudimentary seeds, and a stigma, which is commonly raised on an elongated portion called a style. When composed of one carpel a pistil is simple; when composed of several, it is compound. See Illust. of Flower, and Ovary.
Jul 07, 2018
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Carpel

A simple pistil or single-celled ovary or seed vessel, or one of the parts of a compound pistil, ovary, or seed vessel. See Illust of Carpaphore.
Jul 07, 2018

Pistil

The female ovule-bearing part of a flower composed of ovary and style and stigma
Jul 07, 2018

Carpel

A simple pistil or one element of a compound pistil
Jul 07, 2018

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