- the metamorphosis of any of various flower organs, as a sepal or a petal, into a stamen.
Origin of staminody
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The conversion of bracts into stamens (staminody of bracts) has been observed in the case of Abies excelsa.
- the development of any of various plant organs, such as petals or sepals, into stamens
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