Variations in Style Number and Other Gynoecial Structures of Lychnis alba

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Science  03 Jul 1959:
Vol. 130, Issue 3366, pp. 42-43
DOI: 10.1126/science.130.3366.42


Consistent variations in style number (from the typical five), ranging from zero to ten, inclusive, are found in ovaries of Lychnis alba flowers. The number of carpels, placentae, and vascular strands of a given ovary usually varied directly with the number of its styles.