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The unit of female reproduction of a flower, may be comprised of a single carpel or two or more carpels united.

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Structure of flower

... pollen bearing portion of a stamen. Pollen Grains containing the male gametes. Immature male gametophyte with a protective outer covering. Carpel\Pistil Female part of the flower. Consisting of the stigma, style and ovary. Stigma Often sticky top of carpel, serves as a receptive surface for pollen ...

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by snowfall
Thu May 30, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Structure of flower
Replies: 3
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Lilies:Do they have seeds?

I have a lily grown at home called the spider lily or Hymenocallis pedalis . The flower has 5 stamens and a pistil. one would expect this flower to produce a fruit with seeds. However, no fruits come and therefore I cannot obtain any seeds. Is this true for all lilies? Do they ...

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by Navin
Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:44 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Lilies:Do they have seeds?
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How do plants reproduce?

... pollen in the saclike anthers of their flowers. The anthers are part of the stamen--the male part of reproduction. The female part is called the pistil, and it includes the stigma and the ovary. The stigma receives the pollen and leads it to the ovary--the egg-bearing part of the plant. The process ...

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by CoolJay221
Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:08 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: How do plants reproduce?
Replies: 13
Views: 41834

Terminology Question: Flowers, Seeds, and Cannabis.

basically, there are four main parts of the flower, petals, sepals, pistil and stamen... for female flower meaning one with ovary.. a seed may develop from it.. seed from its definition is a matured ovule.

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by aileen
Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:29 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Terminology Question: Flowers, Seeds, and Cannabis.
Replies: 2
Views: 2549


Is the next tree the same? Your plant look like papilionaceae than orchid, you can see the pistil at faded flowers. orchid have no pistil like this, it have a collum, and you don't see anything like this when orchid flower fade.

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by mothorc
Mon Sep 12, 2005 4:57 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Help Naming These Plants
Replies: 10
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