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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An imperfect flower lacks either sepals and petals.
What are the differences between perfect and imperfect flowers?
As imperfect flowers require a mechanism of dispersion more reliable than wind to transfer male genetic material (i.e.