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The male reproductive organ of a flower.

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... From out another worldflower lately flown. Wilt ask, What profit e'er a poet brings? He beareth starry stuff about his wings To pollen thee and sting thee fertile: nay, If still thou narrow thy contracted way, —Worldflower, if thou refuse me— —Worldflower, if thou abuse me, And hoist thy stamen's spear-point high To wound my wing and mar mine eye— Natheless I'll drive me to thy deepest sweet, Yea, richlier shall that pain the pollen beat From me to thee, for oft these pollens be Fine dust from wars ...
— Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, October, 1877, Vol. XX. No. 118 • Various

... the ends of several very long peduncles which rise from the midst of the petioles. Calyx, 5 sepals. Corolla, 5 petals, clawed, rounded at the end and slightly notched, forming a tube. Stamens 10, free. A small gland on the outer surface of the base of each short stamen. Styles 5. Seed vessels ovate, ...
— The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines • T. H. Pardo de Tavera

... flowers. 2. Stamen. 3. Branch with fertile flowers. 4. Bract and ovuliferous scale, outer side. 5. Ovuliferous scale with ovules, inner side. 6. Branch with cones. 7. ...
— Handbook of the Trees of New England • Lorin Low Dame

... broad or less, irregular, grouped at end of stem, and upheld by long leaf-like bracts. Calyx of 3 unequal sepals; 3 petals, 1 inconspicuous, 2 showy, rounded. Perfect stamens 3; the anther of 1 incurved stamen largest; 3 insignificant and sterile stamens; 1 pistil. Stem: Fleshy, smooth, branched, mucilaginous. Leaves: Lance-shaped, 3 to 5 in. long, sheathing the stem at base; upper leaves in a spathe-like bract ...
— Wild Flowers Worth Knowing • Neltje Blanchan et al

Words linked to "Stamen" :   blossom, anther, bloom, gynostegium, reproductive structure, flower

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