The Man's House

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The stamens in a flower are collectively called the androecium (from Greek andros oikia: man's house). The androecium forms a whorl surrounding the gynoecium (carpels) and inside the perianth (the petals and sepals together) if there is one.


  1. I've noticed the stamens can be a very decorative element in some flowers, in color or sheer numbers, like Hypericum or Mimosa. I liked what the Outlaw Gardener said once, probably don't remember it quite right, about some flowers letting it all hang out and some being modest.;-)


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