flower - the reproductive organ of higher plants (e.g. angiosperms or flowering plants),
which contains at least 1 female reproductive part, the pistil, and/or 1 male
reproductive part, the stamen.
complete- contains all floral parts, i.e. sepal, petal, stamen and pistil
incomplete - lacks one or more of the floral parts
perfect - contains both pistil and stamen (may or may not have sepal or petal)
imperfect - lacks either pistil or stamen (may or may not have sepal or petal)
pistillate (female) - contains only pistil (may or may not have sepal or petal)
staminate (male) - contains only stamen (may or may not have sepal or petal)
sterile - both stamen and pistil are absent, or are non-functional
Types Based on Flower Type Present
staminate (male) and pistillate (female) flowers occur on separate plants;
of 3 layers:
2) mesocarp - middle layer of the pericarp
3) endocarp - inner layer of the pericarp.
testa - protective, outer most layer of seeds; commonly called seed coat.