One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a plant or flower) having stamens but no pistils.Compare with pistillate
- ‘Males produce only staminate flowers with stamens and no vestigial pistils.’
- ‘In a hermaphroditic plant, flowers are first staminate, then pistillate, and the sexual stages do not overlap within the flower.’
- ‘A cup-shaped staminate perianth with dorsal, fleshy, crestate appendages is present only in Endolepis dioica.’
- ‘Characters that define this group include staminate flowers in bisexual glomerules, fruiting bracteoles dorsally compressed, and fruiting bracteoles connate with apical lobes free.’
- ‘If nutritional deficiencies lead to increased pistil abortion and formation of staminate flowers, the nutritional deficit might also affect pollen production or pollen quality.’
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