The anther contains pollen grains.
The part of the stamen where pollen is produced. It is a bilobed tetrasporangiate structure attached to the filament and a part of the stamen. A sepal is a unit of the calyx, the outermost whorl of the flowering plant. The sepal is the outer parts of the flower (often green and leaf-like) that enclose a developing bud. The ovule producing part of a flower is the pistil. The anthers on the flowers are an integral part of the flower’s structure that create the pollen.
- The anthers rise high from the flower’s centre on long filaments.
- Different flower species have varying numbers of anthers, but most have five to six anthers that circle the centre of the flower.
- Botanists call the filaments and anthers together the stamen of the flower.
- Anthers are grainy pods on the ends of the filaments that range in colour from light yellow to deep red.