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Location of ovules inside a Helleborus foetidus flower
Cross section of an ovule of a pine tree. A=Gametophyte, B=Egg cell, C=Micropyle, D=Integument, E=Sporangium

Ovules produce the female reproductive cells which get fertilized during sexual reproduction in seed plants.[1] The word literally means "small egg."[2][3]

The megagametophyte (also called the embryo sac in flowering plants) is inside the ovule. The megagametophyte produces the egg cell.

References

  1. "In Search of Green Life". The Great Plant Escape: Teacher's Guide. University of Illinois Extension. https://web.extension.illinois.edu/gpe/case1/c1facts2d.html. Retrieved July 19, 2020. 
  2. "Ovule".. Merriam Webster. Retrieved on 19 July 2020. 
  3. "Ovule".. Your Dictionary. Retrieved on 19 July 2020.