imperfect flower


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imperfect flower

[im′pər·fikt ′flau̇·ər]
(botany)
A flower lacking either stamens or carpels.
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As imperfect flowers require a mechanism of dispersion more reliable than wind to transfer male genetic material (i.
Most papers that explore how herbivory affects male and female reproductive effort consider species with imperfect flowers or those that are dioecious (e.
In plants with imperfect flowers, Allison (1990) reported a significant decrease in production of male strobili of Taxus canadensis after simulated deer browsing, whereas female strobilus production was much less affected.