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unisexual flower

unisexual flower A flower that possesses either stamens or carpels but not both. A plant may be unisexual (dioecious), possessing only male flowers or female flowers; or it may be monoecious with male and female reproductive organs borne in the same flower or in different unisexual flowers but on the same plant.

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"unisexual flower." A Dictionary of Plant Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. 23 Aug. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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unisexual flower

unisexual flower A flower that possesses either stamens or carpels but not both. A plant my be unisexual (dioecious), possessing only male flowers or female flowers; or it may be monoecious with male and female reproductive organs borne in the same flower or in different unisexual flowers but on the same plant.

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"unisexual flower." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Encyclopedia.com. 23 Aug. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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"unisexual flower." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Retrieved August 23, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/unisexual-flower