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Parts of the flower and their functions

Biology As 1.4 Flowering Plants
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petals
brightly coloured, attract insects
stamen
male part of the flower, made up of anther and filament
anther
produces male gametes - pollen
filament
supports anther to make it accessible to insects
ovary
contains ovules
After fetilisation, the ovary swells to produce fruit
ovule
In seed plants, the female reproductive part that produces the gamete - egg
pistil
female parts of the flower, consisting of the stigma and the style
stigma
sticky portion at the top of the style where pollen grains usually land
style
the narrow elongated part of the pistil between the ovary and the stigma, grows pollen tube
pollen
male gamete - contains half the genetic information for the production of anew plant
stalk
supports flower
sepal
external covering of flower bud
meiosis
cell division that produces gametes - occurs in the ovary and anther