pistillode


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pistillode

(ˈpɪstɪləʊd)
n
(Botany) botany a sterile pistil, or one with a simple structure and reduced size and function
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Noun1.pistillode - a sterile vestigial pistil remaining in a staminate flower
pistil - the female ovule-bearing part of a flower composed of ovary and style and stigma
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A typical palm flower is small (1-2 cm), with 3 imbricate sepals, 3 valvate petals, six stamens or staminodes, and 3 uniovulate carpels or a trifid pistillode.
2003) and Jestrow (unpublished) Parameter Bernardia Lasiocroton Leaf Glands Present Absent Margin Dentate Entire to sinuate Stipules Present Absent Trichomes Simple, fasciculate, Rugose-stellate stellate Flower Anthers Basifixed Subdorsifixed Male disk glands Interstaminal or none Annular Pistillode Absent Filiform or absent Infloresence Pistillate infloresence Racemose to spicate Racemose to subpaniculate Pistillate rachis 1 mm to 20 cm 5 cm to 25 cm length Pollen Operculum Absent Fusiform Tectum Punctate to reticulate Crotonoid Costa ectocolpi Present Absent Margo Present Absent