Parts of the flower and their functions

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Biology As 1.4 Flowering Plants


brightly coloured, attract insects


male part of the flower, made up of anther and filament


produces male gametes - pollen


supports anther to make it accessible to insects


contains ovules
After fetilisation, the ovary swells to produce fruit


In seed plants, the female reproductive part that produces the gamete - egg


female parts of the flower, consisting of the stigma and the style


sticky portion at the top of the style where pollen grains usually land


the narrow elongated part of the pistil between the ovary and the stigma, grows pollen tube


male gamete - contains half the genetic information for the production of anew plant


supports flower


external covering of flower bud


cell division that produces gametes - occurs in the ovary and anther

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