Chapter Plant reproduction

Summary

This chapter includes the following topics:

with additional information on:

• Types of inflorescence

• Parthenocarpy

• Flower structure

• Function of flower parts

• Characteristics of flowers

• Tepals

• Seeds and fruits

Plant Reproduction With Seeds
Figure 7.1 Euphorbia cyparissias 'Fens Ruby'
Structure And Function Plant Organs

Figure 7.2 Range of flowers as organs of sexual reproduction having similar basic structure, but varying appearance having adapted for successful pollination or by plant breeding (see chapter 10) (a) Iris chrysographes 'Kew Black'; (b) Eryngium giganteum, ('Miss Willmott's ghost'); (c) Trollius chinensis 'Golden Queen'; (d) Rosa 'L.D.Braithwaite'; (e) Hemerocallis 'Rajah'; (f) Aquilegia fragrans; (g) Oenothera 'Apricot Delight; (h) Helenium 'Wyndley'; (i) Helleborusxhybridus; (j) Nepeta nervosa; (k) Primula vialii

Figure 7.2 Range of flowers as organs of sexual reproduction having similar basic structure, but varying appearance having adapted for successful pollination or by plant breeding (see chapter 10) (a) Iris chrysographes 'Kew Black'; (b) Eryngium giganteum, ('Miss Willmott's ghost'); (c) Trollius chinensis 'Golden Queen'; (d) Rosa 'L.D.Braithwaite'; (e) Hemerocallis 'Rajah'; (f) Aquilegia fragrans; (g) Oenothera 'Apricot Delight; (h) Helenium 'Wyndley'; (i) Helleborusxhybridus; (j) Nepeta nervosa; (k) Primula vialii

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