sterile stamens

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  • The flower then has what appear to be three inner petals, which are actually formed from four sterile stamens (staminodes).
  • There are four fertile stamens, two of one length and two of another, plus a rudimentary sterile stamen.
  • The center of the flower contains three fertile stamens ringed with three prominent sterile stamens called staminodes.
  • The female flowers have a concave cupular body base with sterile stamens.
  • Inside the mouth are long filamentous stamens and one flat, yellow-hairy sterile stamen called a staminode.
  • Inside the mouth are long filamentous stamens and a flat, hairy, yellow sterile stamen called a staminode.
  • Inside the tubular flower are stamens, including a flat, sterile stamen known as a staminode.
  • In the center of the flower are three fertile stamens and three prominent, protruding sterile stamens known as staminodes.
  • In the center are three stamens and whitish sterile stamens known as staminodes.
  • Each flower has six spreading tepals with a center containing three stamens and narrow or small staminodes, which are flat sterile stamens lying against the tepals.
  • Inside the petals are structures formed from four sterile stamens (staminodes).
  • In the center of the flower are three fertile stamens and three staminodes, which are flat, white sterile stamens, each with a two-pointed tip.
  • In the center of the flower are three erect white, notch-tipped sterile stamens called staminodes, each about as long as the tepals.
  • Eurylaema, defined as containing those species with one sterile stamen, and perianth tubes that are curved and swollen above the middle.
  • Sterile stamens in addition to the fertile ones characterize this clan. Cited from Wild Flowers, by Neltje Blanchan
  • At the center of the flower are large white sterile stamens called staminodes which surround the distinctive forked fertile stamens.
  • Pointed lobes curl away from the mouth of the flower, revealing a hairy yellow sterile stamen known as a staminode.
  • Within the mouth are long stamen filaments bearing anthers, and a flat, hairless, sterile stamen called a staminode.
  • In the center of the flower are white or pale purple sterile stamens known as staminodes; these are flat with pointed or toothed tips and between one half and one centimeter in length.
  • There is also a fifth rudimentary sterile stamen.
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