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A gynophore is the stalk of certain flowers which supports the gynoecium (the ovule-producing part of a flower), elevating it above the branching points of other floral parts.[1]

Plant genera that have flowers with gynophores include Telopea, Peritoma arborea and Brachychiton.[2]

gynophore and stipitate gynoecium


  1. ^ McCusker. "Flora of Australia Glossary". Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage, and the Arts. Retrieved 2010-04-20.
  2. ^ Debenham, C. (1971). The Language of Botany. Chipping Norton, NSW, Australia: Society for Growing Australian Plants. ISBN 0909830010.