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The stalk supporting the stamens and ovary is called the "gynophore" or the "gynandrophore," and is a characteristic of the order.
The pistil consists of several carpels, which are elevated on a stalk or gynophore prolonged from the receptacle.
In Capparidaceae the calyx and petals occupy their usual position, but the axis is prolonged in the form of a gynophore, to which the stamens are united.