Kōrero: Kiwifruit

Male and female flowers (2 o 2)

Male and female flowers

Male and female flowers grow on separate kiwifruit plants. Male flowers (top) produce pollen from the numerous stamens. Female flowers (bottom) have a well-developed ovary with long sticky stigmas in the centre. Although female flowers have stamens, they do not produce functional pollen.

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Natural Sciences Image Library of New Zealand
Reference: Ho4760pRbt (top); Ho4575Rbt (bottom)
Photographs by Dick Roberts

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Hugh Campbell and Julia Haggerty, 'Kiwifruit - The hairy berry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/17716/male-and-female-flowers (accessed 25 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Hugh Campbell and Julia Haggerty, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008