Unformatted text preview: Female cones are more complex than male cones. Megasporangia are borne on the upper surface of a flat structure called the scale , which in turn sits above another structure termed a bract . They are difficult to recognize as sporangia because some changes have occurred. They are now referred to as ovules . Continue with your examination of the female cone by looking at preserved specimens. Remove the bract/scale complex and look for ovules on top of the scale. Examine various dried cones on display and try to find the scale and bract. Make a diagram and label the bract, scale and ovule. How many ovules are present on each scale?...
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- Fall '11
- Biology, sperm cells, Pollen, Conifer cone, pollen grain, pollen grains, male gametophyte