androecium

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androecium

[‚an′drēsh·ē·əm]
(botany)
The aggregate of stamens in a flower.
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There is no discernible correlation between the stratigraphic sequence of fossil taxa considered in this review and the pattern of evolution inferred from phylogenetic analysis, except for the younger age of Chloranthus-like androecia (Chloranthistemon).
Drawings of flowers of Sarcandra glabra and Chloranthus henryi from Swamy (1953); drawings of fossil androecia courtesy of Helena Eklund
Androecia terminal or intercalary, singly, not in a cluster.
Thus multistaminate androecia seem to have evolved several times within Ericales.
(1999) in southwest European Fabaceae, where the incidence of reduced diadelphous androecia is correlated with an autogamous syndrome.