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Australian Biological Resources Study

Flora of Australia

Compiled by A.McCusker

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anther: the pollen-bearing part of a stamen. cf. filament.
extrorse: of anthers, opening away from the centre of the flower. cf. introrse.
introrse: of anthers, dehiscing towards the centre of the flower. cf. extrorse.
latrorse: turned sideways, i.e. not towards or away from axis; of anthers, opening laterally, i.e. towards adjacent anthers.
terminal: at the apex or distal end.
Direction of Anther Dehiscence
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