pistillate


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pis·til·late

 (pĭs′tə-lāt′, -lĭt)
adj.
Having pistils but no stamens: pistillate flowers.

pistillate

(ˈpɪstɪlɪt; -ˌleɪt)
(of plants) adj
1. (Botany) having pistils but no anthers
2. (Botany) having or producing pistils

pis•til•late

(ˈpɪs tl ɪt, -ˌeɪt)

adj.
1. having a pistil or pistils.
2. having a pistil or pistils but no stamens.
[1820–30]

pis·til·late

(pĭs′tə-lāt′)
1. Having one or more pistils.
2. Having pistils but no stamens. Female flowers are pistillate.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pistillate - bearing or consisting of carpels
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
2.pistillate - having gynoecia, or pistils, the ovule-bearing organ of a seed plant
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
female - being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop; "a female heir"; "female holly trees bear the berries"
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The plants are predominantly dioecious, with pistillate plants bearing only female flowers and staminate plants developing only male flowers (Figs.
Effects of hypo-osmosis on the coral Stylophora pistillate, nature and cause of "low-salinity bleaching.
Apache plume technically is polygamo-dioecious, producing three flower types: pistillate (fruit producing) and male-sterile with reduced stamens; staminate (male fertile), with large anthers on longer filaments, and pistils that fail to develop; and staminate-hermaphroditic with some fruit-producing flowers, typically at stem terminals (Henrickson, 2001).
The individual unisexual flowers lack a perianth, the pistillate flower consisting of 1 (rarely 2) pistil(s) subtended by a scale, and the staminate flower consisting of 1-3 stamens borne in a scale.
Factors that influence the duration of the staminate and pistillate phases of Lobelia cardinalis flowers.
3) female or pistillate 4) vagina or menses 5) cold or wet 6) death or
The plants are polygamodioecious with about 5% of the population producing exclusively staminate (male) flowers and 4050% producing mainly male flowers and a few bisexual flowers (andromonoecious) while the remaining 40-50% produces only the pistillate (female) flowers.
1970; Latta & Eaton, 1975; Pate, 1998a), with differences in staminate and pistillate plants (Turner et al.
Leguminosae-Papilionoideae) in SE Brazil: The effects of pistillate sorting on fruit.
shuklai consists of small mostly pistillate and a few hermaphroditic flowers arranged on a slender spike.
In species of Scleria, the glumes are disposed distichously in the pistillate spikelets, while the subandrogynous spikelet, staminate spikelet, and androgynous spikelet have one proximal portion with glumes disposed distichously and one distal portion with glumes disposed spirally (Camelbeke, 2002; Ahumada & Vegetti, 2009); this arrangement of the glumes is also characteristic of the bisexual spikelets of Abildgaardia ovata.
Lack of control by early pistillate ethylene of the accelerated wilting in Petunia hybrida flowers.