incomplete flower


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incomplete flower

n.
A flower lacking sepals, petals, stamens, or pistils.
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* Incomplete flower. The incomplete flower lacks one or more of the major flower parts.
Incomplete flowers lack one or more of the four flower parts.
Such flowers are termed incomplete flowers. Flowers having both stamens and pistil (that is, both sexes) are called bisexual, or perfect, flowers whereas unisexual, or imperfect, flowers contain either stamens or pistil but not both.
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