"Bixa orellana. 1. a pistil and two stamens; 2. a cross section of the ovary; 3. a ripe fruit. 4. a cross section of a seed." -Lindley, 1853

Achiote

"Bixa orellana. 1. a pistil and two stamens; 2. a cross section of the ovary; 3. a ripe fruit. 4. a…

"Aquilaria Agallochum. 1. a flower; 2. the same split open; 3. a section of the ovary." -Lindley, 1853

Aquilaria

"Aquilaria Agallochum. 1. a flower; 2. the same split open; 3. a section of the ovary." -Lindley, 1853

"1. Spathe of Arum maculatum; 2. its spadix loaded with flowers; 3. an anther; 4. a transverse section of an ovary; 5. a cluster of ripe fruits; 6. a seed; 7. a section of the same, showing the embryo." -Lindley, 1853

Wild Arum

"1. Spathe of Arum maculatum; 2. its spadix loaded with flowers; 3. an anther; 4. a transverse section…

"Lophira alata. a an anther; b a perpendicular section of an ovary; e a fruit; d a perpendicular section of a fruit." -Lindley, 1853

Azobe

"Lophira alata. a an anther; b a perpendicular section of an ovary; e a fruit; d a perpendicular section…

"Ovaries of Queen and Workers (Apis). A, Abdomen of queen, under side. P, Petiole. o, o, Ovaries. hs, Position filled by honey-sack. ds, Position through which digestive system passes. od, Oviduct. co.d, Vagina. E, Egg-passing oviduct. s, Spermatheca. i, Intestine. pb, Poison bag. pg, Poison gland. st, Sting. p, "Palps" or "feelers" of sting. B, Rudimentary ovaries of ordinary worker. sp, Rudimentary spermatheca. C, Partially developed ovaries of fertile worker. sp, Rudimentary spermatheca." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Bee Ovaries

"Ovaries of Queen and Workers (Apis). A, Abdomen of queen, under side. P, Petiole. o, o, Ovaries. hs,…

"Casuarina female; 2. male; 3. male flower; 4. female flower; 5. the ripe valves of the calyx, from which the fruit has been taken; 6. a section of the half ripe ovary; 7. a section of the fruit showing the seed and embryo." -Lindley, 1853

Beefwood

"Casuarina female; 2. male; 3. male flower; 4. female flower; 5. the ripe valves of the calyx, from…

"Berrya ammonilla. 1. a flower; 2. the ovary and two stamens; 3. a cross section of the ovary; 4. a perpendicular section of it; 5. a portion of its fruit." -Lindley, 1853

Berrya

"Berrya ammonilla. 1. a flower; 2. the ovary and two stamens; 3. a cross section of the ovary; 4. a…

The labeled anatomy of a cherry blossom.

Cherry Blossom

The labeled anatomy of a cherry blossom.

"Anoplanthus uniflorus. 1. a flower cut open; 2. a section of the ovary; 3. a seed; 4. the section of it to show the embryo." -Lindley, 1853

Naked Broomrape

"Anoplanthus uniflorus. 1. a flower cut open; 2. a section of the ovary; 3. a seed; 4. the section of…

The ovary of the Red Buckeye, magnified and divided lengthwise.

Red Buckeye

The ovary of the Red Buckeye, magnified and divided lengthwise.

The ovary of the Red Buckeye, magnified and divided crosswise, showing two ovules in each cell.

Red Buckeye

The ovary of the Red Buckeye, magnified and divided crosswise, showing two ovules in each cell.

The ovary of the Red Buckeye, magnified and divided crosswise, showing two ovules in each cell, with one partly grown.

Red Buckeye

The ovary of the Red Buckeye, magnified and divided crosswise, showing two ovules in each cell, with…

A ripe pod of the Red Buckeye bursting.

Red Buckeye

A ripe pod of the Red Buckeye bursting.

"Calathea villosa; 1. a flower cut open; 2. a transverse section of the ovary; 3. a perpendicular section of it; 4. a section of the seed of Canna; 5. a section of its embryo." -Lindley, 1853

Calathea

"Calathea villosa; 1. a flower cut open; 2. a transverse section of the ovary; 3. a perpendicular section…

"Calla palustris; 1. a flower; 2. a section of the ovary; 3. a perpendicular section of the ripe fruit; 4. a seed; 5. its longitudinal section." -Lindley, 1853

Marsh Calla

"Calla palustris; 1. a flower; 2. a section of the ovary; 3. a perpendicular section of the ripe fruit;…

"Carmarina (Geryonia) hastata, one of the Trachomedusae. a, nerve-ring; a', radial nerve; b, tentaculocyst; c, circular canal; e, radiating canal; g'', ovary; h, perenia or cartilaginous process ascending from the cartilaginous margin of the disc centripetally in the outer surface of the jelly-like disc; six of these are perradial, six interradial, coresponding to the twelve solid larval tentacles, resembling those of Cunina; k, dilatation (stomach) of the manubrium; l, jelly of the disc; p, manubrium; t, tentacle (hollow and tertiary, i.e., preceded by six perradial and six interradial solid larval tentacles); u, cartilaginous margin of the disc covered by thread-cells; v, velum." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Carmarina

"Carmarina (Geryonia) hastata, one of the Trachomedusae. a, nerve-ring; a', radial nerve; b, tentaculocyst;…

"Diagram of a vertical section of Carmarina hastata, passing on the right through the whole length of a radiating canal, and on the left through the outspread lobe of an ovary. l, gelatinous substance of the disc and gastric ovaries; k, stomach (dilation of the manubrium); Z, tongue-like process of the gelatinous substance; h, cartilaginous process ascending from the marginal ring at the site of a tentaculocyst; c, circular canal; b, tentaculocyst; v, velum; uk, cartilaginous marginal ring." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Carmarina

"Diagram of a vertical section of Carmarina hastata, passing on the right through the whole length of…

"Casearia grandiflora. 1. part of a calyx split open; 2. the pistil half grown; 3. section across the ovary; 4. section of seed; 5. seed; 6. aril, removed from the seed." -Lindley, 1853

Casearia

"Casearia grandiflora. 1. part of a calyx split open; 2. the pistil half grown; 3. section across the…

This is the flower of the cherry blossom cut in half to show the ovary, style and stigma.

Cherry Blossom Flower

This is the flower of the cherry blossom cut in half to show the ovary, style and stigma.

"Cistus Berthelotianus. 1. a vertical section of ovary and calyx; 2. a seed cut through; the pointed end being the true apex." -Lindley, 1853

Cistus

"Cistus Berthelotianus. 1. a vertical section of ovary and calyx; 2. a seed cut through; the pointed…

"1, full expanded flower; 2, a calyx seen from below; 3, the ovary, with a part of the calyx cut away; 4, a transverse section of a fruit." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Clusia Rosea

"1, full expanded flower; 2, a calyx seen from below; 3, the ovary, with a part of the calyx cut away;…

A one-celled compound ovary.

Compound Ovary

A one-celled compound ovary.

"Diagram of a vertical section through a young Cunina rhododactyla, passing on the right side through a radiating pouch. b, tentaculocyst; c, circular canal; g, ovary; h, marginal cartilage and connecting process springing from a tentaculocyst (otoporpa); k, stomach; t, jelly of the disc; r, radiating canal or pouch; tt, tentacle (solid, cartilaginous); tw, tentacle root; v, velum." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Cunina Rhododactyla

"Diagram of a vertical section through a young Cunina rhododactyla, passing on the right side through…

"Pancratium maritimum. 1. a flower cut open, and showing that there is a bifid tooth, forming a coronet or cup, between each stamen; 2. a transverse section of the ovary." -Lindley, 1853

Sea Daffodil

"Pancratium maritimum. 1. a flower cut open, and showing that there is a bifid tooth, forming a coronet…

"Dissected fish. a, air bladder; b, urinary bladder; b, urinary bladder; br, brain; c, spinal cord; d and da, dorsal fins; dv, anal fin; e, body of the vertebra; g, gills receiving the blood from the ventral aorta leading out of the heart h; i, intestine; k, kidney; l, liver; m, spines of the vertebra; n, auricle of the heart; ov, ovary; ovd, oviduct; st, stomach; sp, spleen; u, ureter." —Davison, 1906

Dissected Fish

"Dissected fish. a, air bladder; b, urinary bladder; b, urinary bladder; br, brain; c, spinal cord;…

The English Dogwood (Philadelphus coronarius) is a deciduous shrub, here showing its epigynous stamens and petals growing on top of the ovary.

English Dogwood

The English Dogwood (Philadelphus coronarius) is a deciduous shrub, here showing its epigynous stamens…

"Escallonia pulverulenta. 1. a flower; 2. a cross section of the ovary; 3. fruit; 4. seed; 5. its perpendicular section." -Lindley, 1853

Escallonia

"Escallonia pulverulenta. 1. a flower; 2. a cross section of the ovary; 3. fruit; 4. seed; 5. its perpendicular…

The cross section of the ovary of the iris flower shows three carpels joined at center into a mass. The three parts are clearly traceable.

Cross Section of Ovary of Flower of Iris

The cross section of the ovary of the iris flower shows three carpels joined at center into a mass.…

"Cambogia gutta. 1. a female flower, with the sterile stamens surrounding the pistil; 2. a male flower; 3. an anther, which opens by throwing off a cap, in consequence of transverse dehiscence; 4. a transverse section of the ovary." -Lindley, 1853

Garcinia

"Cambogia gutta. 1. a female flower, with the sterile stamens surrounding the pistil; 2. a male flower;…

Dancing Girls: "Mantisia saltatoria; 1. style, stigma, and anther; 2. ovary, style, and abortive stamens." -Lindley, 1853

Dancing Girls Ginger

Dancing Girls: "Mantisia saltatoria; 1. style, stigma, and anther; 2. ovary, style, and abortive stamens."…

"Globularia orientalis. 1. a flower; 2. section of calyx and ovary; 3. section of fruit." -Lindley, 1853

Globe Daisy

"Globularia orientalis. 1. a flower; 2. section of calyx and ovary; 3. section of fruit." -Lindley,…

"Hippocratea Arnottiana. 1. a flower; 2. a cross section of the ovary; 3. ripe fruit." -Lindley, 1853

Hippocratea

"Hippocratea Arnottiana. 1. a flower; 2. a cross section of the ovary; 3. ripe fruit." -Lindley, 1853

"Humulus Lupulus. 1. male flower; 2. female; 3. section of ovary; 4. ripe fruit; 5. section of it, showing embryo; 6. a grain of lupuline." -Lindley, 1853

Common Hop

"Humulus Lupulus. 1. male flower; 2. female; 3. section of ovary; 4. ripe fruit; 5. section of it, showing…

"Eichhornia speciosa; 1. pistil; 2. transverse section of the ovary." -Lindley, 1853

Water Hyacinth

"Eichhornia speciosa; 1. pistil; 2. transverse section of the ovary." -Lindley, 1853

"Hydra vividis. ov, ovary; te, testis." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Hydra Vividis

"Hydra vividis. ov, ovary; te, testis." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Pictured are three cross sections from the ovary of hypericum hirsutum. A is from the upper part, B is from near the middle, and C is from the base of the ovary.

Three Cross Sections From Ovary of Hypericum Hirsutum

Pictured are three cross sections from the ovary of hypericum hirsutum. A is from the upper part, B…

Pictured are diagrams to illustrate modifications of receptacle in longitudinal sections of flowers. The receptacle produces a flat ring which may surround the ovary.

Longitudinal Sections of Flowers

Pictured are diagrams to illustrate modifications of receptacle in longitudinal sections of flowers.…

"Mayaca vandellii; 1. a flower; 2. a cross section of its ovary; 3. a seed vessel; 4. two seeds, one of which is cut perpendicularly in order to show the embryo." -Lindley, 1853

Mayaca

"Mayaca vandellii; 1. a flower; 2. a cross section of its ovary; 3. a seed vessel; 4. two seeds, one…

"Apostasia odorata; 1. a flower; 2. the stamens and style; 3. a cross section of the ovary; 4. a seed." -Lindley, 1853

Apostasia Orchid

"Apostasia odorata; 1. a flower; 2. the stamens and style; 3. a cross section of the ovary; 4. a seed."…

"Hetaeria pygmaea; 2. a flower; 3. the fertile stamen and two lateral sterile ones; 4. a cross section of the ovary." -Lindley, 1853

Hetaeria Orchid

"Hetaeria pygmaea; 2. a flower; 3. the fertile stamen and two lateral sterile ones; 4. a cross section…

The ovary of Frostweed, cut across and magnified, (Gray, 1858).

Ovary

The ovary of Frostweed, cut across and magnified, (Gray, 1858).

"Section through ovary of a young Mammal. The eggs (o) are seen to be formed from the epithelium. c, connective tissue of ovary; e, epithelium; f, follicle of epithelial cells in which the ova ripen; o, ova in different stages of ripeness." — Galloway

Ovary

"Section through ovary of a young Mammal. The eggs (o) are seen to be formed from the epithelium. c,…

View of a section of the ovary of the cat. Labels: 1, outer covering and free border of the ovary; 1', attached border; 2, the ovarian stroma, presenting a fibrous and vascular structure; 3, granular substance lying external to the fibrous stroma; 4, blood-vessels; 5, ovigerms in their earliest stages occupying part of the granular layer near the surface; 6, ovigerms which have begun to enlarge and to pass more deeply into the ovary; 7, ovigerms round which the Graafian follicles and tunica granulosa are now formed and which have passed somewhat deeper into the ovary and are surrounded by the fibrous stroma; 8, more advanced Graafian follicle with the ovum imbedded in the layer of cells constituting the proligerous disc; 9, the most advanced follicle containing the ovum; 9', a follicle from which the ovum has accidentally escaped; IO, corpus luteum.

Ovary of the Cat

View of a section of the ovary of the cat. Labels: 1, outer covering and free border of the ovary; 1',…

Section of the ovary of a cat. Labels: A, germinal epithelium; B, immature Graafian follicle; C, stroma of ovary; D, vitelline membrane containing the ovum; E, Graafian follicle showing lining cells; F, follicle from which the ovum has fallen out.

Ovary of the Cat

Section of the ovary of a cat. Labels: A, germinal epithelium; B, immature Graafian follicle; C, stroma…

Ovary of the flower of the Morning Glory, cut in half.

Morning Glory Ovary

Ovary of the flower of the Morning Glory, cut in half.

Ovary of the flower of the Morning Glory, cut in cross-section.

Morning Glory Ovary

Ovary of the flower of the Morning Glory, cut in cross-section.

Ovary of a prunella plant.

Prunella ovary

Ovary of a prunella plant.

"Sagus Rumphii. 1. a flower; 2. the same opened; 3. a section of an ovary; 4. a section of a seed of Sagus filaris; 5. fruit and remains of spadix." -Lindley, 1853

Palm

"Sagus Rumphii. 1. a flower; 2. the same opened; 3. a section of an ovary; 4. a section of a seed of…

"Paris quadrifolia. 1. A transverse section of an ovary; 2. perpendicular section of the ripe fruit; 3. longitudinal section of a seed; 4. an anther." -Lindley, 1853

Herb Paris

"Paris quadrifolia. 1. A transverse section of an ovary; 2. perpendicular section of the ripe fruit;…

A simple flower.

Flower Parts

A simple flower.

"Pyxidanthera barbulata. 1. corolla cut open; 2. perpendicular section of the ovary; 3. anther; 4. seed; 5. embryo." -Lindley, 1853

Flowering Pixiemoss

"Pyxidanthera barbulata. 1. corolla cut open; 2. perpendicular section of the ovary; 3. anther; 4. seed;…

In the cross section from the ovary of the primrose flower the carpels are completely united. The carpels form a ring in the section.

Cross Section from Ovary of Primrose Flower

In the cross section from the ovary of the primrose flower the carpels are completely united. The carpels…

"Pangium edule. 1. a male flower; 2. an ovary with its sterile stamens; 3. a cross section of an ovary; 4. a perpendicular section of a seed." -Lindley, 1853

Raual

"Pangium edule. 1. a male flower; 2. an ovary with its sterile stamens; 3. a cross section of an ovary;…

A shows five carpels joined in a central mass. B shows a half grown ovary with a central mass bearing ovules apparently free.

Cross Sections of Ovary or Red Campion

A shows five carpels joined in a central mass. B shows a half grown ovary with a central mass bearing…

The Florida Rosemary: "Ceratiola ericoides. 1. a male flower; 2. a female; 3. a view of the ovary, with its side removed to show the ovules; 4. ripe fruit; 5. section across a seed." -Lindley, 1853

Florida Rosemary

The Florida Rosemary: "Ceratiola ericoides. 1. a male flower; 2. a female; 3. a view of the ovary, with…

"Juncus acutiflorus; 1. a flower; 2. the pistil; 3. a perpendicular section of the ovary; 4. seeds; 5. a seed germinating." -Lindley, 1853

Sharp-Flowered Rush

"Juncus acutiflorus; 1. a flower; 2. the pistil; 3. a perpendicular section of the ovary; 4. seeds;…

"Ruyschia amazonica. 1. a calyx and pistil; 2. a section of the ovary; 3. a seed; 4. the same, with a portion of the testa torn open to show the cotyledons." -Lindley, 1853

Ruyschia

"Ruyschia amazonica. 1. a calyx and pistil; 2. a section of the ovary; 3. a seed; 4. the same, with…

"Smilax glycyphylla; 1. a male flower seen from above; 2. a female flower; 3. a transverse section of an ovary; 4. a seed; 5. a section of a seed, showing the embryo." -Lindley, 1853

Sweet Sarsaparilla

"Smilax glycyphylla; 1. a male flower seen from above; 2. a female flower; 3. a transverse section of…

"Scabiosa atropurpurea. 1. a flower; 2. the involucre opened to show the ovary and calyx; 3. perpendicular section of fruit." -Lindley, 1853

Sweet Scabious

"Scabiosa atropurpurea. 1. a flower; 2. the involucre opened to show the ovary and calyx; 3. perpendicular…

"Schubertia multiflora. 1. the anthers united to the stigma; 2. the ovary and stigma, from the latter of which the pollen masses have been removed; 3. a pair of pendulous pollen masses, with their gland; 4. the ripe follicles." -Lindley, 1853

Schubertia

"Schubertia multiflora. 1. the anthers united to the stigma; 2. the ovary and stigma, from the latter…