Direction of anther dehiscence

Flora of Australia Glossary — Vascular Plants

Compiled by A. McCusker


Direction of Anther Dehiscence

anther: the pollen-bearing part of a stamen. cf. filament.

extrorse: of anthers, opening away from the centre of the flower. cf. introrse.

introrse: of anthers, dehiscing towards the centre of the flower. cf. extrorse.

latrorse: turned sideways, i.e. not towards or away from axis; of anthers, opening laterally, i.e. towards adjacent anthers.

terminal: at the apex or distal end.