staminode

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staminode

a rudimentary, infertile stamen that may be reduced in size.
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It is clear that the decision to recognize a lately arising primordium as a staminodium or merely as a secondary receptacular emergence is often a matter of subjective appreciation and is extremely difficult to assess.