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  • SEM micrograph of an anthetic Geranium maderense flower showing the complex synorganisation and revolver architecture.
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    On nectaries and floral architecture

    Nectaries are the most interesting organs in flowers – at least to me. Compared to other floral organs (i.e. perianth organs, stamens and carpels), the position of nectaries is not necessarily fixed within the floral morphology. This makes them especially interesting to evolutionary studies. Additionally, and most importantly, nectaries produce nectar. In many angiosperm flowers, […] More