staminode

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staminode

[′stā·mə‚nōd]
(botany)
A stamen with no functional anther.
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In some flowers, the sepals appear petaloid; in others, highly modified staminodia are petal-like.
3 mm longae; rami feminei cylindrici, 6-10 cm longi, 1.7-2.3 cm diametro, flores feminei virides, petala triangularia vel ovata, 5-8 mm longa, 2.5-3 mm lata; staminodia alba, triangularia vel filiformia, 2.5-3 mm longa, antherae vestigiales, inconspicuae; ovarium ovoideum vel ellipsoideum, viride, 5-7 mm longum, 3-4 mm diametro.
The flower usually produces petal-like stamens, called "staminodia" (Tucker, 1987, 1988).
Free staminodia L-shaped, 10-20 mm long, dorsally with spoonshaped appendage ca.
Free staminodia L-shaped, 8-10 mm long, dorsally with a spoon-shaped, papillose (up to 1 mm) appendage ca.
Free staminodia inflexed, 6-10 mm long, without appendage.
It differs from the type subspecies by its habitat, tuberose roots, and the color of petals, filaments, staminodia and style.