Hypogynous ovaries have the flower parts (calyx, corolla, and androecium) attached below the ovary to the receptacle. Hypogynous and superior ovary are synonymous terms. DIAGRAMS: Hypogynous Ovary PHOTOS
of perianth segments and stamens, arising below the level of insertion of the ovary (often applied, loosely, to a flower in which the sepals, petals and stamens are inserted below the ovary). cf. epigynous, perigynous.