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Imperfect flower

Definition
noun, plural: imperfect flowers
A flower with only one set of sexual reproductive structures
Supplement
Flowers may be described as either perfect or imperfect based on the presence of sexual reproductive structures. An imperfect flower bears only one sexual reproductive organ – either male or female. Imperfect flowers may be further described as staminate (male) flower or pistillate (female) flower depending on which sexual reproductive structures are present.
Corn plant produces imperfect flowers.
Synonym(s):

  • unisexual flower

Compare:

  • perfect flower
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