names: Camila, Annalise, Maddii, Jake, James, and Aman
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Azalea flower whole


Practical 9: Sex, rewards, and pollination


Azalea


Pollination and Fertilisation


What processes are required for the flowers of your species to develop into mature seeds?
  • Pollinated by insects and the wind.
  • Stigma is taller than stamen to prevent self pollination.
    • average stigma: 4.23cm
    • average stamen: 2.98cm
  • Forms fruit for animals to carry away after fertilisation.

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Carpel


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Carpel and stigma




Floral Morphology and Visitations

  • white flowers
  • 5 petals (2 front, 3 back)
  • Back petals are mended together to provide support for pollinator



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White petals


Variability of Floral Morphology


  • Not much variability

Pollen Morphology


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Pollen grains



  • Pollen is separated into 3 compartments and is held within sacks

Nectar Characterisation


No nectar available.