Flower morphology. “Complete” FLOWER. Carpel. Complete flower (hermaphrodite). Flower diagram. Calyx (K). Corolla (C). Androecium (A). Gynoecium (G). Bracts. Definition --In botany, a bract is a modified or specialized leaf. Example: Euphorbia pulcherrima.
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“Complete” FLOWER Carpel
Complete flower (hermaphrodite) Flower diagram Calyx (K) Corolla (C) Androecium (A) Gynoecium (G)
Bracts • Definition --In botany, a bract is a modified or specialized leaf. • Example: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Flowers without a calyx and corolla differentiated Perianth elements in this case are called tepals Petaloid tepals Sepaloid tepals
Fabaceae flower The calyx (K): Totality of sepals in the flower. Calyx with connate (united) sepals: Calyx lobes Calyx tube Gamosepalous Silene spp.
Calyx with free sepals Stellaria media -chickweed Rosa spp. Aposepalous Oenotheraspp.
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عروسک پشت پرده Physalis
The corolla (C): Totality of petals in the flower Corolla with free petals Papaver spp. Ranunculus spp. Polypetalous or Apopetalous
Corolla with connate (united) petals Corolla tube Corolla lobes Digitalis spp. Campanula spp. Sympetalous or Gamopetalous
Types of corolla with connate petals Bell-shaped Campanula spp Funnelform Petunia spp. Salveform Syringa vulgaris Ligulate Helinthus spp. Tubular Helianthus spp.
Types of corolla with connate petals (continuation) Rotate – Solanum spp. bilabiate Lamium spp. Urceolate Vaccinium spp.
Types of corolla with free petals Papillonaceaous – Fabaceae (legume family)
Stamen Arrangements Magnolias have dozens of stamens Some have free stamens and others are fused at filaments
ماگنولیا • Some flowering plants are neither monocots or dicots. • Magnolia
Stamens continue • In some specialized flowers the stamens are fused together. • Form columnar structure i.e pea, melon and mallow fig 20-8d and sunflower 20-9d • Some stamens fused with corolla i.e. snapdragon, phlox, and mint families.
Androecium (A): Totality of stamens in the flower [♂] Tetradynamous Cabbage family Brassicaceae Didynamous Mint family (Lamiaceae) “normal”
Diadelphous: many Fabaceae Monadelphous Malvaceae
Polyadelphous چند دسته پرچمی Diadelphousدو دسته پرچمی Monadelphous یک دسته پرچمی Syngenesious پیوسته بساک
Double Fertilization • Fertilization requires that pollen grains from anther to receptive stigma of a pistil • Embryo sac forms with a stalk and 1 or 2 integuments that develop into seed coat • Pollen reaches stigma and germinates to make pollen tube down style into the ovary • pollen that forms the pollen tube is the tube cell • 2nd cell in pollen grain is the generative cell as it divides and makes 2 sperm – move to a small opening in ovule called micropyle
The female parts of a flower • The female part of the flower is made up of three main sections, the stigma, style and ovary. The receptive stigma serves as the “landing pad” for the male pollen. The style holds up the stigma and the ovary is the “house” for fertilisation and the seed. Together they are known as the Carpel Stigma Style Carpel Ovary
Apocarpous versus syncarpousgynoecium جدا برچه پیوسته برچه
Apocarpus [with free carpels] carpels Syncarpous [with connate carpels] تخمدان چندخانه ای Polylocular
تخمدان یک خانه ای تخمدان چندخانه ای Polylocular
Gynoecium (G): totality of carpels in the flower [♀] Depending on the position of the ovary in relation to the calyx and corolla: hypanthium گل زبرین Epigynous گل میانی Perigynous گل زیرین Hypogynous superior ovary Inferior ovary
Ovary position inferior hypanthium superior
Male (staminate) & Female (pistillate) flowers(incomplete) Staminate (male) flowers (cucumber) Pistillate (female) flowers (cucumber)
Types of plants with unisexual flowers Dioecious: male and female flowers are separated on different individuals; e.g. Cannabis spp. Monoecious: male and female flowers are found on the same individual; e.g. Pinus spp.
Flower symmetry Zygomorphic .|. (bilateral) Actinomorphic (radial) *
Define the symmetry of these flowers * Convolvulus spp. .|. Lamium spp
Variation in Basic Parts • Some flowers lack sepals, petals, stamens or pistils • Grasses have 3 stamens, 1 functional carpel (may have 2 non-functioning ones), no petals or sepals • Others have either stamens or carpels but not both
General Flower-terms Peduncle: The stalk of a flower. Receptacle: The part of a flower stalk where the parts of the flower are attached. Sepal: The outer parts of the flower (often green and leaf-like) that enclose the flower. Totality of sepals in a flower constitute the calyx.Petal: The parts of a flower that are often conspicuously colored. The totality of petals in a flower constitute the corolla. Perianth = calyx + corolla When the Sepals & Petals are identical, they are both called Tepals Androecium (male part): thetotality of stamens in a flower. A stamen is formed from anther, which is supported by a slender filament. Anther: The part of the stamen where pollen is produced. Gynoecium (female part): totality of carpels in a flower. A carpel is formed from: ovary, style and stigma. The term Pistil has been used in the past to describe the gynoecium and this can cause some confusion in terminology Ovary: The enlarged basal portion of the carpels where ovules are produced. Stile: the part supporting thestigma. Stigma: The part where where pollen germinates. Monoecious: Male and female flowers on the same individual. Dioecious: Male and female flowers are separated on different individuals, which are therefore, male and female.