ETYM Latin stamen the warp, a thread, fiber.
The male reproductive organ of a flower.
Flower's pollen-bearing organ, comprising filament and anther. Male reproductive organ of a flower. The stamens are collectively referred to as the androecium. A typical stamen consists of a stalk, or filament, with an anther, the pollen-bearing organ, at its apex, but in some primitive plants, such as Magnolia, the stamen may not be markedly differentiated.
The number and position of the stamens are significant in the classification of flowering plants. Generally the more advanced plant families have fewer stamens, but they are often positioned more effectively so that the likelihood of successful pollination is not reduced.