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Hibiscus Dissection

William Reichard & Jose Rodriguez
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Jose Rodriguez

on 18 May 2011

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Transcript of Hibiscus Dissection

Petal Sepals Receptacle Stamen Carpel Anther Filament Stigma Style Ovary Receptacle - connects the flower to the plant
Sepals - enclose the flower before it opens ( 25 mm)
Petals - important for attracting insects and other pollinators (80 mm)
Carpel - a stalk (style) with an ovary at the base and stigma at the tip (126 mm)
Style - the stalk of the carpel (100 mm)
Stigma - sticky tip that traps pollen (6 mm)
Ovary - protective chamber containing ovules (20 mm)
Stamen - consists of a filament bearing an anther (6 mm)
Anther - a sac in which pollen grains develop ( < 1 mm)
Filament - stalk that holds the anther ( ~ 6 mm) Part Descriptions Ovary Why are flowers important in plant reproduction? An angiosperm plant's reproduction cycle is centered around the flower. In a flower the pollen and egg are created. When the two gametes come into contact through pollination, fertilization occurs. A seed develops from each of the ovules, and the ovary becomes a fruit. The fruit then goes on to become another plant, and the process is renewed. Pollen
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