androecium

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androecium

[‚an′drēsh·ē·əm]
(botany)
The aggregate of stamens in a flower.
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Androecial development and systematics in Flacourtiaceae s.l.
Androecial development and the problem of monophyly of Loasaceac.
For Watson and Dallwitz (1992-), a staminode is a sterile stamen, or a modified structure identifiable as such, borne in the androecial region of the flower.
Evidence for a phylogenetic link between the two androecial configurations, running only in one direction, relies essentially on staminodial structures (see Ronse Decraene & Smets, 1995a).
Staminodial structures may be found within one or two whorls of stamens, depending on the androecial configuration that functions as the starting point.
Within the "flower" residua of the original multiaxial system are detectable in early floral development as CA primordia from which a petal and a number of stamens arise in many Alismataceae s/1., or as primary androecial primordia in Limnocharis.