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The union of stamens with other floral whorls like sepals, petals and gynoecium is called as adhesion.

The different types of adhesion of stamens are:

Type

Description

Examples

1. Episepalous

Filaments fused with sepals

Verbena

2. Epipetalous

Filaments fused with petals

Brinjal, Datura

3. Epiphyllous

Filaments fused with tepals

Family Liliaceae( e.g Asparagus)

4. Gynandrous

Anthers united with stigma forming gynostegium

Calotropis

 

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