from The Century Dictionary.
- Producing ovules; oviferous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Biol.) Producing ovules.
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- adjective Bearing
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Here the petals were increased in number and variously modified, the stamens also; while in the centre and at the top of the flower, conjoined at the base with some imperfect stamens, was a carpel open along its ovuliferous margins.
Phyllanthus, the carpella of which are ovuliferous below, the upper part being fleshy, the stigmata are two to each, obviously corresponding to the placentary inflexions, while the sinus terminating the dorsal suture is totally naked; it is this which should bear the stigma if Lindley's view were correct.
But as leaves produce other leaves, from their edges or their surfaces, and as they form buds in the same situations, just as axial organs do,  there is surely little ground for considering the placentas, or ovuliferous portions of the plant, to be of necessity axial.
Cover-scale and ovuliferous scale with ovules, inner side.
Lateral or terminal on shoots of the preceding season; sterile flowers oblong-cylindrical, 1/4 inch in length; anthers yellow, red-tinged: fertile flowers on the upper side of the twig, erect, cylindrical; cover-scales broad, much larger than the purple ovuliferous scales, terminating in a long, recurved tip.
Flowers terminating short branches, sterile and fertile, more commonly on separate trees, often on the same tree; anthers in opposite pairs; ovuliferous scales in opposite pairs, slightly spreading, acute or obtuse; ovules 1-4.
Fertile flower showing ovuliferous scale with ovules, inner side.
Cone-scale and ovuliferous scale at maturity, outer side.
Fertile flower showing bract and ovuliferous scale, outer side.
Flowers terminal, dark reddish-brown; sterile and fertile, usually on the same plant, rarely on separate plants; anthers opposite; filaments short; ovuliferous scales opposite, with slight projections near the base, usually 2-ovuled.