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sta·mi·nate

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

(ˈstæm ə nɪt, -ˌneɪt)

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

(stā′mə-nĭt)
1. Having one or more stamens.
2. Having stamens but no pistils. Male flowers are staminate.
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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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Pistillate and hermaphrodite papaya plants produce fruit all year-round in tropical regions while staminate papaya plants usually do not produce fruit (Storey 1953).
The primary trophotagma enrichment axes display a pure staminate inflorescence or mixed inflorescences with a variable form (a panicle or a spike-like raceme) and different relative number of staminate and pistillate spikelets.
Monoecious plant, the staminate flowers (male) are called catkins and are arranged in groups of two to eight, each group with three catkins and located on the last season's shoots.
To assess flower production, chestnut trees were scored either 1 (flowers present) or 0 (flowers absent) in June of 2015 for the presence of staminate catkins that developed at the base of the flower branch and/or catkins observed near the apex [36].
There are two types of flowers in olive, perfect and staminate. The pistil and stamen are well developed in perfect, while only functional stamens are developed in staminate flowers.
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., 2013).
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.