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Pistil [ Botany ]

Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names

     
  The pistil is the female reproductive organs  of a flower consists of a free carpel or of a group of fused carpels.  
     
The single or compound pistil of a flower in the ensemble form the gynoecium, which may consist of one or several pistils.
When in a flower the carpel is single the terms gynoecium and pistil are synonymous.
     

 

 

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