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Androecium  [ Botany ]

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Synonym: Male organ, Male parts of the flower
     
  Androecium is the collective name of the stamens that represent the male pollen producing organs of a flower.  
     
The number of stamen is usually the same as the number of petals. The androecium also includes parts of the flower that are derived from stamens, e.g. staminodes (sterile stamens) and petaloids (each with a rudimentary anther).
     

 

 

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