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.
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.