sex of plants

Wim de Winter xxxxxxxxx_wim.deWinter at
Fri Oct 2 05:38:04 EST 1998

Heterosporous ferns & allies  may indeed have separated sexes during the gamatophyte


Monique Reed wrote:

> Duh.  Nope.  Just re-looked it up.  Male and female reproductive structures on
> different parts of the same gametophyte thallus.  Can you tell I work with
> higher plants?
> M. Reed.
> >Well, of course gymnosperms don't have *flowers*, but the gametophyte plants
> >of ferns are either male or female.
> >M. Reed.
> >>Monique Reed wrote:
> >>> While many flowering plants have flowers that have both male and female parts
> >>> (or separate male and female flowers on the same plant), many plants do, in
> >>> fact,  have flowers of only one sex.  The same goes for various conifers and
> >>> other gymnosperms and ferns.
> >>What ferns are you referring to?
> >>Wim de Winter

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