Imperfect flower

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(Bot.) a flower wanting either stamens or pistils.

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The imperfect flower lacks either stamens or pistils; an example of a plant containing this type of flower is corn.
2012), which causes reduction in the number of inflorescences, increase in production of imperfect flowers and flower abortion (Orgaz & Fereres, 1999).
Imperfect flowers are incomplete flowers that lack either the stamen or pistil.