Story: Kiwifruit

Male and female flowers (2nd of 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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Hugh Campbell and Julia Haggerty. 'Kiwifruit - The hairy berry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 16-Nov-12
URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17716/male-and-female-flowers