Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants
Which statement is correct for compositae?
- 5-lobed stamens
- Syngenesious stamens
- Basal ovule
- Ligulate ray florets
Correct Answer: Option(a)
Solution: In compositae, the corolla is sympetalous with mostly 3-5 lobes. The androecium consists of 4 or 5 stamens that are united by their anthers and are adnate to the corolla tube or epigynous zone, alternating with the lobes. The gynoecium consists of a single compound pistil of 2 carpels and an inferior ovary with one locule and one basal ovule.