Abortive flower

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The Japanese call these flowers "muda-bana". An abortive flower[1] is a flower that has a stamen but an under developed, or no pistil. It falls without producing fruit or seeds, due to its inability to fructify. Flowers require both male and female organs to reproduce, and the pistils and ovary serve as female organs, while the stamens are considered male organs.

Illustrative examples include Urginea nagarjunae and Trichilogaster acaciaelongifoliae.

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  1. ^ Smith, Arma A. (1896). "Abortive Flower Buds of Trillium". Botanical Gazette. 22 (5): 402–403. doi:10.1086/327429. ISSN 0006-8071. JSTOR 2464003.