- n. Plural form of stamen.
“The rich cluster of stamens is surrounded at the base by eight smaller inner petals in different tints, so wonderful in detail, so ornate in decoration as to be simply indescribable.”
“Meru (the world's central point and the Indian Olympus), the stamens are the peaks of the surrounding mountains, the four central leaves of its crown are the four great divisions of the earth, according to the four points of the compass, while the other leaves represented the circles of the earth surrounding India.”
“In the higher spermaphytes the spore-bearing leaves (sporophylls) become much modified, and receive special names, those bearing the microspores being commonly known as stamens; those bearing the macrospores, carpels or carpophylls.”
“In some flowers of _Datura fastuosa_ a similar series of excrescences was observed; the calyx and the corolla were normal within the latter, intervening between it and the stamens was a second corolla produced by duplication, and adherent to the inner surface of this latter were five stamens.”
“Her skin was as purely pale as the petals of her guardian flowers, and the yellow gold of their stamens was the colour of her hair.”
“At last, however, a time comes when the reproductive power of the plant begins to fail, and then it produces flowers, that is to say stamens (male) and pistils (female), whose union results in fertilisation and the subsequent outgrowth of fruit and seeds.”
“Flowers: The dwarf poinciana blooms in orange-red and yellow flowers with long, protruding red stamens that appear throughout the year, borne on long stalks in terminal racemes.”
“Two portraits of a pair of orchids, framed against textured curtains in the Bhavsars' loft, could pass for painted still-lifes: the vertical lines of the drapes are the backdrop against which the flowers bloom in their circular glory, captured close-up, with their stamens and pistils adding formal details that draw the viewer in.”
“Energy and climate change minister Chris Huhne announced six finalists in the competition, including a pylon design resembling a cylindrical honeycomb, a curved design similar to the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, and another with a single stem branching out to several arms like a flower's stamens.”
“Once tulip stamens start showing, the flowers become sensitive to prolonged frost and may be damaged by the cold.”
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