Pistillate flower

Grapes November 02, 2011 Print Friendly and PDF

staminate flower is a male flower, bearing only stamens. A pistillate flower is female, bearing only pistils.

monoecious (pronounced moan-EE-shus) plant has separate male flowers and female flowers occurring on the same plant. Plants that are dioecious (die-EE-shus) have either staminate or pistillate flowers on separate plants. Some wild American grapes are dioecious, with male plants unable to produce fruit.

Female flower Male flower

Croton (Codiaeum variegatum) flowers. Pistillate or female flowers on left, staminate or male flowers on right.



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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.