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SEXUAL REPRODUCTION IN PLANTS

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SEXUAL REPRODUCTION IN PLANTS

SEXUAL REPRODUCTION IN PLANTS What is sexual reproduction in plants? In flowering plants, the flower is the reproductive organ which is a specialised shoot consisting of a modified stem and leaves. The stem-like part is the pedicel and receptacle, while modified leaves form corolla and calyx.   Structure of a flower A typical flower consists of the following parts: Calyx made up of sepals. They enclose and protect the flower when it is in a bud. Some flowers have an outer whorl made of sepal-like structures called epicalyx. Corolla Consists of petals. The petals are brightly coloured in insect – pollinated flowers. Androecium Is the male part of the flower. It consists of stamens. Each stamen consists of a filament whose end has an anther. Inside the anther are pollen sacs which contain pollen grains.   Gynoecium (pistil) Is the female part of the flower. It consists of one or… Read More »SEXUAL REPRODUCTION IN PLANTS

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