What is carpel? Write the function of its various parts

Asked by affankalburgi | 1st Mar, 2020, 08:21: PM

Expert Answer:

The gynoecium is the female reproductive organ of angiosperms. It is made of one or more carpels.

Each carpel has three parts—stigma, style and ovary.

  • Stigma: It is the sticky disc-shaped part of the gynoecium exposed to the environment. It is the receptive surface of pollen grains.
  • Style: It is a long, slender tubular structure which connects the stigma to the ovary. When pollen grains germinate on the stigma, a pollen tube is formed through the style up to the ovary.
  • Ovary: It is the enlarged basal part of the gynoecium which contains ovules. Ovules are attached to flattened, cushion-like placenta.

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 2nd Mar, 2020, 11:47: AM