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Plant Physiology Online: Flower Structure and the Angiosperm Life Cycle A Companion to Plant Physiology, Fourth Edition by Lincoln Taiz and Eduardo Zeiger Topics Essays Study Questions Readings Help Select Chapter: Search HOME :: CHAPTER 1 :: Topic 1.2 PREVIOUS :: NEXT Topic 1.2 Flower Structure and the Angiosperm Life Cycle The flower consists of several leaflike structures attached to a specialized region of the stem called the receptacle (Web Figure 1.2.A). Sepals and petals are the most leaflike. Petals have the primary function of attracting insects to serve as pollinators, accounting for their often showy and brightly colored appearance. The stamen is the male sexual structure, and the pistil is the female sexual structure. The pistil is composed of one or more united carpels ; the pistil, or in some flowers a whorl of pistils, is sometimes referred to as the gynoecium . The stamen consists of a narrow stalk called the filament and a chambered structure called the anther . The anther contains tissue that gives rise to
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This note was uploaded on 08/28/2009 for the course BIO 430 taught by Professor Dr.cohen during the Fall '09 term at Kentucky.

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