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Unformatted text preview: the ovules and develops into a fruit after fertilization. For a discussion of angiosperm reproduction, see also Plant Classification, Angiosperms. Figure %: The Parts of the Flower Calyx The calyx is made up of sepals, green leaf-like structures that enclose the unopened bud. They serve a protective role for the flower before it opens, and afterward extend from the base of the flower. Corolla The corolla is made up of the petals of the flower, which are usually brightly colored in order to attract insects. Together, the corolla and calyx make up the perianth, the nonreproductive portion of the flower. Androecium The androecium is composed of the male reproductive organs, the stamens. Each stamen consists of a long, slender filament topped by a pollen-producing anther. The anther contains numerous sporangia, which give rise to microspores. These microspores develop, in turn, into pollen grains, which carry sperm cells to the female reproductive organs....
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