androecium

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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.
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Androecial initiation is unidirectional, with a delayed initiation of the adaxial staminode, which may not arise at all in some cases (e.
In Couroupita guianensis the abaxial part of the androecial ring primordium is detached as a broad flap of tissue with numerous staminodes covering the fertile stamens like a hood.
Other evidence, especially a comparison with the lateral androecial lobes of Chloranthus (Chloranthaceae), has been used for arguing a derivation of lauralean stamens from primitively branched structures (Rohwer, 1994).
Comparative development of perianth and androecial primordia of the single flower and the homeotic double-flowered mutant in Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (Malvaceae).
The distribution and systematic relevance of the androecial character polymery.