Flower - a Fascinating Organ of Angiosperms

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  • Significance of flower

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Flower - a fascinating organ of angiosperms:

Flowers - a fascinating organ of angiosperms

  • The reproduction process takes place in the plant via a special structure known as the flower.
  • Flowers are morphological and embryological marvels.
  • The floral primordium undergoes hormonal and structural changes to form flowers.

Significance of flowers:

  1. Flowers have been a universal cultural object for millennia.
  2. Flowers are objects of aesthetic, ornamental, social, religious, and cultural value – they have always been used as symbols for conveying important human feelings such as love, affection, happiness, grief, mourning, etc.
  3. However, the biological purpose of the flower is very different from the way we use and perceive it. Flower helps a plant to reproduce its own kind.

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Floriculture:

  • Floriculture is a branch of Horticulture.
  • It deals with the cultivation of flowers and ornamental crops.
  • The Government of India has identified floriculture as a sunrise industry and accorded the status of 100% export-oriented.
  • Agriculture and Processed Food Product Export Development Authority (APEDA) is responsible for the export promotion of agricultural and horticultural products from India.

Floriculture in India
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