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Hylocereus undatus 1

Hylocereus undatus is hermaphroditic, with both carpels and stamens

A hermaphrodite is a plant that has reproductive organs of both male and female sexes. In botany, a hermaphrodite refers to a flower with stamen (male) and carpels (female) parts. This condition is seen in several garden plants. A close analogy to hermaphroditic animals is when there are male and female flowers on the same individual plant, monoecy. Monoecy is common in conifers, but occurs only as 7% of angiosperms.

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  • Sexual reproduction

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