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staminode

a rudimentary, infertile stamen that may be reduced in size.
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Some flowers have nonfunctional, sterile stamens called staminodia, which often have flattened petaloid filaments.
Staminodia 3, oblanceolata, marginibus leve crenulatis, emarginata; epidermis utrinqueglandulosa.
Flosculi radii 5(-8), lutei, feminei ligulati, tubulo 3,2-4 mm longo, ligula oblongo-elliptica, 6,5-8 mm longa et 3-3,5 mm lata, 4-venosa, apice (2-)3-dentata; staminodia 4, filiformia.
Inflorescentiae laterales, erectae, simplices vel bipartitae; rami masculini cylindrici, 5-46 cm longi, 2-2.5 cm diametro; flores masculini rosei vel magentei, petala et sepala ad basim per 5.5-7 mm connata, limbus petalorum ellipticus, 6-8 mm longus, 3.5-4 mm latus, filamenta laminaria, triangularia vel longe triangularia, 2-5 mm longa, antherae flavae, ellipticae vel oblongae, 1-1.5 mm longae; rami feminei cylindrici, 8-45 cm longi, 2.1-2.5 cm diametro, flores feminei rosei vel magentei, petala elliptica, 8-9 mm longa, 3-5 mm lata; staminodia alba, triangularia, 2-3 mm longa, antheris absentibus, ovarium ovoideum, roseum, 6-10 mm longum, 3-4 mm diametro.
48-49) Nectaries derived from carpellodes Bataceac Whitish spatulate, slender-stalked, denticulate "appendages" or staminodia; "Petalen die durchaus als staminodien gelten konnen" Brassicaceae Transformed median stamens Burseraceae A disk staminal in nature Capparaceae Remnant of a former staminal supply, episepalous glands, or unilateral appendage Celastraceae A disk of staminal nature (evidence of small traces) Clusiaceae Transformed staminodes Crassulaceae Staminodes or carpellodes Ctenolophaceae Disk as modified stamens Dichapetalaceae (Figs.
Flores rosae aurantiaci; sepala 3, imbricata, rosa virentia; petala 3, basi connata tubiformia; staminodia 3, oblanceolata, rosa aurantiacia; labellum oblanceolatum reflexum, rosa aurantiaceo, rubra maculatum adaxiales; stylum rosa aurantiaceo.