A typical angiosperm flower consists of four floral parts.

Question:

A typical angiosperm flower consists of four floral parts. Give the names of the floral parts and their arrangements sequentially.

Solution:

Calyx – It is the outermost whorl of the flower and the members are called sepals which are green, leaf-like and protects the flower in the bud stage.

Corolla – It is composed of petals. Petals are usually brightly coloured to attract insects for pollination.

Androecium – It is composed of stamens. Each stamen which represents the male reproductive organ consists of a stalk or a filament and an anther.

Gynoecium – It is the female reproductive part of the flower and is made up of one or more carpels. A carpel consists of three parts namely stigma, style and ovary.

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