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Stamen (Plural Stamina) [ Botany ]

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  The stamens are the pollen producing organs of a flower, collectively form the androecium the male part of the flower.  
     
Usually a stamen comprises a filament or stalk and a pollen-bearing anther , the latter connected to the filament either at its base ( innate), at its midpoint (versatile), or it may be attached for its full length to the side of the filament (adnate). The number of stamen is usually the same as the number of petals

In the Cactaceae family the stamens are very  numerous .

 

 


 

Left:  Echinopsis hybride cv. EDDIE

 

     

 

 


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