androecium

(redirected from androecia)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

androecium

the male parts of an ANGIOSPERM flower composed of two or more stamens which, since they are concerned with reproduction, are called essential organs.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
In some cases the outer staminodes of centrifugal androecia have become converted to new functions, linked with pollinator attraction.