- having four long and two short stamens, as a cruciferous flower.
Origin of tetradynamous
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Tetradynamous, where a flower has six stamens, two shorter than the four, 101.The Elements of Botany
The four inner stamens are longer than the two outer; and the stamens are hence collectively described as tetradynamous.
Stamens mostly 6, tetradynamous (two inserted lower and shorter).
Thus in Cruciferous plants the staminal whorl consists of four long stamens and two short ones (tetradynamous).
- (of plants) having six stamens, two of which are shorter than the others
C19: from tetra- + Greek dunamis power
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