Glossary

Botanical Terms

Anther: The portion of the stamen that provides pollen.

Filament: The stalk in the stamen holding up the anther.

Genus: A family of plants in the Linnaean taxonomy, containing one or more species.

Ovary: Contains one or more ovules in a placental membrane; each ovule contains an egg that when fertilized becomes a seed.

Pistil: Female sexual organ of a flower, usually comprised of a stigma, style, and ovary.

Pollen: Carries sperm cells during the process of their movement between a stamen to the pistil of a flower.

Species: A basic unit of classification, and a taxonomic rank. Members of a species are often defined by whether they can reproduce with each other.

Stamen: Male sexual organ of a flower, usually comprised of ...

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