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.
They are egg-shaped, about an inch in diameter, and furnish the germs or ovules.
And this is true for the ovules as well as for the pollen grains.
Let us suppose that there are 4x ovules so that 2x are "tall" and 2x are "dwarf."
In the former the ovules are naked, no ovary or seed-case being developed.
That particular portion of the ovary wall to which the ovules are attached.