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.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Natural Sciences Image Library of New Zealand
Reference: Ho4760pRbt (top); Ho4575Rbt (bottom)
Photographs by Dick Roberts
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