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 type specimen, a seeded pistillate plant, is deposited at LINN (Fig.
Pistillate flowers are globular and slightly larger than the male flowers and have three sepals, three rounded and overlapping petals, as well as a triloculated and triovulated gynoecium (Dransfield et al.
2014) both pistillate and staminate flowers in spring sown maize were badly affected by high temperature that ultimately resulted in poor seed setting.
Ficus is characterized by its unique flask-like urceolate inflorescence (fig or syconium) with internal staminate and pistillate flowers and a small circular or split-shaped terminal orifice, the ostiolum, barred by stiff bracts, through which the symbiotic pollinating wasps must pass to reach the syconial cavity, oviposit in some of the female florets that become galls, where their larvae develop, and pollinate some of them that become seeds.
Such effects could be attributed to the fact that a lower concentration of CaC2 slightly inhibited vegetative growth, increased lateral development, reduced respiration (thus increased the carbohydrate levels) and enhanced the development of early pistillate flowers.
Species belonging to the Hanneae complex underwent two floral scent emission events in consecutive days, during the pistillate and staminate phases of anthesis.
Besides many other reasons for low yield, there is one problem of fewer pistillate flowers and high sex ratio.
Along El Sobrante, eology pistillate clump, 03-IX-1959, Crampton 5456 (DAV).
Lithophytic rosulated herbs up to 2 m high; leaves fleshy, leaf sheaths straw colored and brown on the adaxial surface, pale brown to brown on the abaxial surface; inflorescence terminal; pistillate inflorescences twice branched; staminate inflorescences thrice branched, forming large panicles with up to 97 primary branches; peduncles sparsely lepidote; staminate flowers greenish white, tightly arranged in the apical portion of primary branches and loosely arranged in the basal portion, pistillate flowers greenish brown, loosely arranged, appearing sub-whorled, secondary branches longer than the primary bracts, filaments in the male flowers 3-5.
Effects of hypo-osmosis on the coral Stylophora pistillate, nature and cause of "low-salinity bleaching.