Pistil: The Female Reproductive Organ of Flower

Pistil is also known as carpel and it consists of the following 3 parts:

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This is the uppermost part of the carpel which receives the pollen grains from anther. Stigma has a sticky surface so that the pollen grains can attach to it.


Style is the tubular middle portion of the carpel which is responsible for transferring the male gametes of pollen grains to the ovary.


It is a swollen structure present below style. Ovules which have the female gametes are produced and stored inside the ovary. The ovary contains many ovules. 

Note: There is a single female gamete present inside each ovule . The fertilization of male and female gametes takes place inside the ovule.

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