Imperfect flower


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

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* Imperfect flower. The imperfect flower lacks either stamens or pistils; an example of a plant containing this type of flower is corn.
As indicated by the projections (Figures 1, 2 and 3), the DEF will occur mainly in the stage of inflorescence and beginning of flowering, between August and September (Oliveira et al., 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.