I am glad also to hear of your curious case of variability in ovules, etc.
In each cell are two ovules; these, if all goes well, will ripen into ten seeds.
Abortion of the ovules is considered by the same authority to be due to—1.
In no instance was there a perfect ovule, or, indeed, any trace of ovules.
It is, however, doubtful if the ovules can be fertilised in these flowers.