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sta·mi·nate

 (stā′mə-nĭt, -nāt′, stăm′ə-)
adj.
Having stamens but no pistils: staminate flowers.

staminate

(ˈstæmɪnɪt; -ˌneɪt)
adj
(Botany) (of plants) having stamens, esp having stamens but no carpels; male
[C19: from Latin stāminātus consisting of threads. See stamen, -ate1]

stam•i•nate

(ˈstæm ə nɪt, -ˌneɪt)

adj.
1. having a stamen or stamens.
2. having stamens but no pistils.
[1835–45]

sta·mi·nate

(stā′mə-nĭt)
1. Having one or more stamens.
2. Having stamens but no pistils. Male flowers are staminate.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.staminate - capable of fertilizing female organsstaminate - capable of fertilizing female organs
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
male - being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation; "a male infant"; "a male holly tree"
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The pistil and stamen are well developed in perfect, while only functional stamens are developed in staminate flowers.
Jubaea chilensis lacks raphide bundles and raphide containing idioblasts in the staminate petals, as observed in Butia (Martel et al.
Heart-shaped leaves are 5 cm diameter with palmate venation; staminate flowers show 2 or 3 individual flowers in the apical bud (Dehgan & Webster, 1979), and the pollen grains are spheroidal of 58 [micro]m in diameter inaperturate (Bahadur et al.
2014) both pistillate and staminate flowers in spring sown maize were badly affected by high temperature that ultimately resulted in poor seed setting.
Moreover, few fruits were seen on male individuals, but due to its low frequency this trait could be considered rather as unusual functional pistils in staminate flowers more than genuine hermaphrodite flowers that would give the polygamodioecious character to the species.
Species belonging to the Hanneae complex underwent two floral scent emission events in consecutive days, during the pistillate and staminate phases of anthesis.
Plant growth regulators are found beneficial for induction of pistillate flowers and reduction of staminate flowers in bitter gourd.
The visitation frequency of the bees across staminate and pistillate flowers, pattern of diurnal and seasonal visitation, efficiency in harvesting and depositing pollen and resultant fruit set per single visit were evaluated.
Anatomy of staminate flower ontogeny of the pecan as determined by scanning electron microscopy.
Its species have diurnal, slightly thermogenic flowers with thick petals and a closed floral chamber where beetles of the genus Colopterus can hide during the pistillate phase and are released the second day of anthesis during the staminate phase.