Androecium: Definition & Concept


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In a plant, the part that usually makes up the third whorl of a flower is called what?

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1. An androecium _____.

2. Which one of the following structures is NOT part of the androecium?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the structure of an androecium within a flower. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the four whorls of a flower and the basic components of the androecium.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The four whorls of a flower
  • The primary components of the androecium
  • The places where pollen grains can be found
  • The alternate name for microsporangia
  • The basic function of the androecium

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main words, such as androecium and stamen
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the structure of an androecium
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the reproductive and non-reproductive structures of a flower and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about pollination

Additional Learning

To learn more about flower structures, review the corresponding lesson on the Structure of an Androecium. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify the four whorls of a flower
  • Know the parts of the stamen
  • Understand how the androecium is a reproductive structure
  • Discuss the pollination and fertilization processes