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 (ăn-drē′shē-əm, -shəm)
n. pl. an·droe·ci·a (-shē-ə, -shə)
The stamens of a flower considered as a group.

[New Latin : andr(o)- + Greek oikion, diminutive of oikos, house; see weik- in Indo-European roots.]

an·droe′cial (-shəl) adj.
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n, pl -cia (-sɪə)
(Botany) the stamens of a flowering plant collectively
[C19: from New Latin, from andro- + Greek oikion a little house]
anˈdroecial adj
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(ænˈdri ʃi əm)

n., pl. -ci•a (-ʃi ə)
the stamens of a flower collectively.
[1830–40; < New Latin < Greek andr- andr- + oikíon, diminutive of oîkos house]
an•droe′cial (-ʃəl) adj.
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Noun1.androecium - a male gametoeciumandroecium - a male gametoecium      
gametoecium - gametangia and surrounding bracts
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If the androecium matures before the gynoecium and produces pollens in a hermaphrodite flower, this called protandry (Percival, 1965).
6 cm de diam., asymmetric; sepals green, oblong or orbicular to ovate, abaxial surface pilose, 7.5-8.5 X 4-6 mm; petals yellow, two external, oblong to ovate, 16-31 X 9-26 mm, two internal, oblong to obovate, 14-30 X 9-19 mm, cuculus orbicular, bent around the androecium and gynoecium, 17-25 X 11-20 mm; stamens yellow to vinaceous, 8-18 mm long; staminoids yellow, 4-5 mm long; ovary yellow, setulose, 16-28 mm long; style green, 3-5 mm long.
Collectively, stamens form androecium. RNA-Seq analysis was carried out for the 5 developmental stages of stamen revealed; two genes AcSBP4 and AcSBP6 were highly expressed at the first developmental stage of stamen.
The androecium is composed of 7 equal stamens, bilocular and dehiscence inwards or terminal.
Dipterocarpoid floral visitors, Dipterocarpus excepted, are pollen robbers: The geography and phylogeny of the distinctive dipterocarpoid androecium, its anthers of generically distinct form and usually with diverse connectival appendages, are fundamental to understanding dipterocarp pollination biology and breeding systems, provide the primary basis for generic diagnosis, and thereby give insight into pollinator co-evolution as the subfamily met new opportunities; yet they receive no mention.
Female flowers in date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) possess tricarpellary apocarpous pistil consisting of three independent carpels, while rudimentary androecium is represented by two whorls of three staminodes each alternately arranged in antepetalous and antesepalous position (DeMason et al., 1982).
Receptacle glabrous between androecium and gynoecium.
The flowers are composed of 6 blue lilac tepals, persistent tepals fused along half their length into a perianth tube; the androecium consist of six stamens inserts at different levels, with long-, mid- and short-styled morphs (hereafter referred to as the L, M and S morphs, respectively), and a yellow mark or nectar guide on the upper middle lobe.
The androecium consists of four stamens, two long (1.5-2.0 mm) and two short (1.0-1.5 mm) and the gynoecium has superior ovary, multicarpelar and a long style (1.5-2.0 mm) with bifid stigma.