microsporophyll


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microsporophyll

the structure bearing the microsporangia - a leaf or modified leaf, and in flowering plants, the STAMEN.
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cones with long, narrow microsporophylls, those with long apical spines,
microsporangiate cones with small, short microsporophylls and thickened
spines on the microsporophylls, and its overall small megasporophylls.
10; microsporophylls 6-14, perisporangiate, radially symmetrical, peltate, each bearing 4-9 microsporangia.
Taxus differs from Torreya in its obviously alternate leaves and open red aril; from Pseudotaxus by its red aril, lack of sterile scales among the microsporophylls, and fewer scales subtending the ovule; from Austrotaxus by its simple pollen strobili and smaller leaves; and from Amentotaxus by its alternate leaves and simple, axillary pollen strobili.