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Examine a few flowers of any cucurbit plant and try to identify the staminate and pistillate flowers. Do you know any other plant that bears unisexual flowers?

17. Examine a few flowers of any cucurbit plant and try to identify the staminate and pistillate flowers. Do you know any other plant that bears unisexual flowers?

 

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Cucurbits bear unisexual flowers. These type of flowers bear either male or female reproductive organs. It means that a staminate flower bears only stamen i.e. male reproductive organ while pistillate flower contains only pistil i.e. female reproductive organ. So you can identify staminate and pistillate flowers on the basis of the presence of male and female parts respectively. Another example of a plant bearing unisexual flowers is maize. 

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