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Solution - What is a Flower - CBSE (Science) Class 11 - Biology

Question

What is a flower?

Solution

A flower can be defined as the reproductive unit of any flowering plant (angiosperms). Flowers carry out sexual reproduction in angiosperms. A typical flower is a modified stem with a condensed axis. A flower has four different parts i.e., the calyx, corolla, androecium, and gynoecium. Androecium and gynoecium represent the male and female reproductive organs of a flower (respectively). Bisexual flowers are those which contain both androecium and gynoecium, while unisexual flowers contain either gynoecium or androecium. The corolla and the calyx are generally distinct, but may sometimes be fused (called perianth). A flower that contains all four floral parts is called a complete flower.

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 NCERT Biology Textbook for Class 11 (with solutions)
Chapter 5: Morphology of Flowering Plants
Q: 11.1 | Page no. 83

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Solution for question: What is a Flower concept: Concept of Flower. For the courses CBSE (Science), CBSE (Arts), CBSE (Commerce)
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