"Part of the inflorescence of Heliconia angustifolia; a, stamens and pistil, the surrounding parts being removed." -Lindley, 1853

Heliconia

"Part of the inflorescence of Heliconia angustifolia; a, stamens and pistil, the surrounding parts being…

"Eichhornia speciosa; 1. pistil; 2. transverse section of the ovary." -Lindley, 1853

Water Hyacinth

"Eichhornia speciosa; 1. pistil; 2. transverse section of the ovary." -Lindley, 1853

"Hypericum floribundum; 1. an entire flower; 2. a bundle of stamens; 3. a pistil with 3 carpels; 4. a seed laid horizontally and cut through, to show the embryo and netted testa; 5. a piece of a leaf with transparent dots." -Lindley, 1853

Hypericum

"Hypericum floribundum; 1. an entire flower; 2. a bundle of stamens; 3. a pistil with 3 carpels; 4.…

"Kadsura japonica. 1. a calyx; 2. a head of stamens; 3. a pistil; 4. a section of a seed." -Lindley, 1853

Kadsura

"Kadsura japonica. 1. a calyx; 2. a head of stamens; 3. a pistil; 4. a section of a seed." -Lindley,…

"Kielmeyera rosea. 1. the pistil; 2. a transverse section of it; 3. a ripe fruit; 4. embryo." -Lindley, 1853

Kielmeyera

"Kielmeyera rosea. 1. the pistil; 2. a transverse section of it; 3. a ripe fruit; 4. embryo." -Lindley,…

"Lacistema serrulatum. 1. amentum in flower; 2. pistil and stamen. 3. pistil and calyx; 4. fruit in its state of dehiscence." -Lindley, 1853

Lacistema

"Lacistema serrulatum. 1. amentum in flower; 2. pistil and stamen. 3. pistil and calyx; 4. fruit in…

"Leptolaena multiflora. 1. a perpendicular section of its flower; 2. a diagram of its structure; 3. a section of its seed." -Lindley, 1853

Leptolaena

"Leptolaena multiflora. 1. a perpendicular section of its flower; 2. a diagram of its structure; 3.…

The sexual system of a plant, here having many stamens with a pistil in the center, Polyandria.

Linnaeus' Polyandria

The sexual system of a plant, here having many stamens with a pistil in the center, Polyandria.

The sexual system of a plant, here having stamens united with the pistil, Gynandria.

Linnaeus' Gynandria

The sexual system of a plant, here having stamens united with the pistil, Gynandria.

The sexual system of a plant, here having stamens and pistils in two different flowers of the same plant, Monoecia.

Linnaeus' Monoecia

The sexual system of a plant, here having stamens and pistils in two different flowers of the same plant,…

The sexual system of a plant, here having stamens and pistils on two different plants, Dioecia.

Linnaeus' Dioecia

The sexual system of a plant, here having stamens and pistils on two different plants, Dioecia.

The sexual system of a plant, here having both hermaphrodite and unisexual flowers on the same plant, Polygamia.

Linnaeus' Polygamia

The sexual system of a plant, here having both hermaphrodite and unisexual flowers on the same plant,…

The sexual system of a plant, here having hidden reproductive organs, Cryptogamia.

Linnaeus' Cryptogamia

The sexual system of a plant, here having hidden reproductive organs, Cryptogamia.

The sexual system of a plant, here having five stamens and one pistil, Pentandria.

Linnaeus' Pentandria

The sexual system of a plant, here having five stamens and one pistil, Pentandria.

The sexual system of a plant, here having six stamens and one pistil, Hexandria.

Linnaeus' Hexandria

The sexual system of a plant, here having six stamens and one pistil, Hexandria.

"Lythrum salicaria. 1. a flower; 2. the calyx spread open; 3. the pistil; 4. a cross section of the ovary; 5. the capsule; 6. a section of a seed." -Lindley, 1853

Purple Loosestrife

"Lythrum salicaria. 1. a flower; 2. the calyx spread open; 3. the pistil; 4. a cross section of the…

"Magnolia glauca. 1. the pistil; 2. a section of the seed." -Lindley, 1853

Sweetbay Magnolia

"Magnolia glauca. 1. the pistil; 2. a section of the seed." -Lindley, 1853

"Swietenia mahagoni. 1. a flower; 2. a cup of stamens spread open, and the pistil; 3. fruit; 4. a seed; 5. a section of it to show the crosscut embryo." -Lindley, 1853

West Indian Mahogany

"Swietenia mahagoni. 1. a flower; 2. a cup of stamens spread open, and the pistil; 3. fruit; 4. a seed;…

"Byttneria celtoides. 1. an expanded flower; 2. cup of stamens; 3. abortive stamen; 4. pistil." -Lindley, 1853

Mallow

"Byttneria celtoides. 1. an expanded flower; 2. cup of stamens; 3. abortive stamen; 4. pistil." -Lindley,…

"Melochia graminifolia. 1. flower; 2. stamens and pistil; 3. ripe fruit; 4. a coccus; 5. section of a seed." -Lindley, 1853

Malvale

"Melochia graminifolia. 1. flower; 2. stamens and pistil; 3. ripe fruit; 4. a coccus; 5. section of…

An illustration of branch of mangrove; a, flowers; b, a flower laid open; c, pistil; d, trichoblast in bark highly magnified. Mangroves (generally) are trees and shrubs that grow in saline (brackish) coastal habitats in the tropics and subtropics. The word is used in at least three senses: (1) most broadly to refer to the habitat and entire plant assemblage or mangal, for which the terms mangrove swamp and mangrove forest are also used, (2) to refer to all trees and large shrubs in the mangal, and (3) narrowly to refer to the mangrove family of plants, the Rhizophoraceae, or even more specifically just to mangrove trees of the genus Rhizophora. Mangals are found in depositional coastal environments where fine sediments, often with high organic content, collect in areas protected from high energy wave action.

Branch of Mangrove

An illustration of branch of mangrove; a, flowers; b, a flower laid open; c, pistil; d, trichoblast…

"Hippuris vulgaris. 1. a complete flower; 2. a section of the pistil, showing the position of the ovule; 3. a section of the ripe fruit and seed." -Lindley. 1853

Common Mare's Tail

"Hippuris vulgaris. 1. a complete flower; 2. a section of the pistil, showing the position of the ovule;…

"Micromelum monophyllum. 1. a flower; 2. the pistil when the calyx is rolled back; 3. a cross section of an ovary; 4. longitudinal section of a seed." -Lindley, 1853

Micromelum

"Micromelum monophyllum. 1. a flower; 2. the pistil when the calyx is rolled back; 3. a cross section…

"Polygala erioptera. 1. an entire flower seen from the side; 2. the same cut open to exhibit the stamens; 3. the pistil; 4. a section of a ripe seed; in the middle is the embryo; at the apex, which represents the real base, is seen a caruncula." -Lindley, 1853

Milkwort

"Polygala erioptera. 1. an entire flower seen from the side; 2. the same cut open to exhibit the stamens;…

"Ochna dubia. 1. expanded flower; 2. section of pistil and stamens; 3. pistil; 4. section of a ripe carpel." -Lindley, 1853

Ochna

"Ochna dubia. 1. expanded flower; 2. section of pistil and stamens; 3. pistil; 4. section of a ripe…

"Ochranthe arguta. 1. grain of pollen; 2. perpendicular section of its pistil." -Lindley, 1853

Ochranthe

"Ochranthe arguta. 1. grain of pollen; 2. perpendicular section of its pistil." -Lindley, 1853

Ovary of Sand-Spurrey, cut across (Gray, 1858).

Ovary

Ovary of Sand-Spurrey, cut across (Gray, 1858).

"Dorystigma. 1. a corolla laid open; 2. calyx and pistil; 3. seed; 4. section of ditto." -Lindley, 1853

Pandanus

"Dorystigma. 1. a corolla laid open; 2. calyx and pistil; 3. seed; 4. section of ditto." -Lindley, 1853

A simple flower.

Flower Parts

A simple flower.

A simple flower.

Flower Parts

A simple flower.

A pistil cut in two.

Flower Parts

A pistil cut in two.

Cross section of the anatomy of a pea blossom.

Pea blossom

Cross section of the anatomy of a pea blossom.

"Brunonia sericea. 1. a complete flower; 2. the pistil; 3. a ripe fruit; 4. embryo." -Lindley, 1853

Blue Pincushion

"Brunonia sericea. 1. a complete flower; 2. the pistil; 3. a ripe fruit; 4. embryo." -Lindley, 1853

The upper side of an open pistil or scale from a forming Larch-cone.

Pistil

The upper side of an open pistil or scale from a forming Larch-cone.

The upper side of an open pistil or scale from a forming Larch-cone. The ovules becoming seeds.

Pistil

The upper side of an open pistil or scale from a forming Larch-cone. The ovules becoming seeds.

Pistils united in St. John's Wort, (Gray, 1858).

Pistil

Pistils united in St. John's Wort, (Gray, 1858).

Pistil of Sand-Spurrey cut through lengthwise and magnified, (Gray, 1858).

Pistil

Pistil of Sand-Spurrey cut through lengthwise and magnified, (Gray, 1858).

Pistil and flower of Catchfly cut through lengthwise, (Gray, 1858).

Pistil

Pistil and flower of Catchfly cut through lengthwise, (Gray, 1858).

the compound pistil of Mallow magnified.

Pistil

the compound pistil of Mallow magnified.

The pistil of the American Linden.

Pistil

The pistil of the American Linden.

The pistil of the American Linden, cut in two.

Pistil

The pistil of the American Linden, cut in two.

Pistil of Garden Gooseberry.

Pistil

Pistil of Garden Gooseberry.

Pistil and stamens of a shepherd's purse.

Pistil and stamens of shepherd's purse

Pistil and stamens of a shepherd's purse.

Pictured is the pistil from the flower of a pea. A is the pistil from the side, (o) is the ovary, (s) is the style, and (st) is the stigma. B is the pistil opened lengthwise. C is the cross section to show the position of placenta.

Pistil from Flower of Pea

Pictured is the pistil from the flower of a pea. A is the pistil from the side, (o) is the ovary, (s)…

Pistil of the flower of the Morning Glory.

Morning Glory Pistil

Pistil of the flower of the Morning Glory.

Pistil of the flower of the Morning Glory.

Morning Glory Pistil

Pistil of the flower of the Morning Glory.

Eleven-celled pistil White Water-Lily, (Gray, 1858).

Water-lily Pistil

Eleven-celled pistil White Water-Lily, (Gray, 1858).

"Pistils of Grasses. Alopecurus." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Pistils

"Pistils of Grasses. Alopecurus." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Pistils of Grasses. Bromus." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Pistils

"Pistils of Grasses. Bromus." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Pistils of Grasses. Arrhenatherum." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Pistils

"Pistils of Grasses. Arrhenatherum." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Pistils of Grasses. Glyceria." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Pistils

"Pistils of Grasses. Glyceria." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Pistils of Grasses. Melica." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Pistils

"Pistils of Grasses. Melica." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Pistils of Grasses. Mibora." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Pistils

"Pistils of Grasses. Mibora." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Pistils of Grasses. Nardus." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Pistils

"Pistils of Grasses. Nardus." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Flowers of plantain (Plantago), enlarged. A, earlier stage, pistil mature, stamens not yet appearing outside the corolla. B, later stage, pistil withered, stamens mature." -Bergen, 1896

Plantain Flowers

"Flowers of plantain (Plantago), enlarged. A, earlier stage, pistil mature, stamens not yet appearing…

"Plantago lanceolata. 1. flower and bract; 2. pistil; 3. ovary cut across; 4. seed; 5. section of it." -Lindley, 1853

Ribwort Plantain

"Plantago lanceolata. 1. flower and bract; 2. pistil; 3. ovary cut across; 4. seed; 5. section of it."…

Pod of St. John's Wort, cut in half,(Gray, 1858).

Pod

Pod of St. John's Wort, cut in half,(Gray, 1858).

"Phytolacca decandra. 1. its flower; 2. its stamens and pistil; 3. a section of a seed." -Lindley, 1853

Poke Root

"Phytolacca decandra. 1. its flower; 2. its stamens and pistil; 3. a section of a seed." -Lindley, 1853

"Romeria refracta. 1. its stamens and pistil; 2. a cross section of the ovary of Eschscholtzia californica; 3, 4, seeds of Papaver orientale." -Lindley, 1853

Spotted Asian Poppy

"Romeria refracta. 1. its stamens and pistil; 2. a cross section of the ovary of Eschscholtzia californica;…

"Rhododendron pumilum; 1. a calyx and pistil, with all stamens removed; 2. an anther; 3. a ripe capsule burst; 4. a vertical section of a seed." -Lindley, 1853

Rhododendron

"Rhododendron pumilum; 1. a calyx and pistil, with all stamens removed; 2. an anther; 3. a ripe capsule…