Fruits

Hermaphrodite fruit trees

There is a great variety of species of fruit trees but surely many have not heard of hermaphrodite fruit trees. These trees are organisms or living beings that have organs associated with the two sexes: male and female.

Hermaphrodite fruit trees and all flowering plants (angiosperms) have a mixed apparatus capable of producing male and female gametes and that, in the case of fruit trees, is a great advantage due to the easy reproduction they experience.

 

List of hermaphrodite fruit trees

Some of the most popular hermaphrodite fruit trees are as follows:

Apple tree

The flowers of the apple tree are aromatic and hermaphrodite. They have a corolla with 5 rounded white petals and their flowers are grouped in clusters. Each cluster houses between 3 and 6 flowers.

Algarrobo

The flowers of the carob tree are trioic and that is why we find male flowers, female flowers and hermaphrodite flowers. Up to 50 flowers are developed arranged in the form of a spiral that do not contain a corolla but a kind of calyx in the form of a disc.

The hermaphrodite flowers have 5 stamens around the mentioned disc in whose center is the pistil. The peculiarity lies in the fact that during development the hermaphrodite character can be modified and stamens and/or ovaries atrophied, resulting in female or male flowers.

Orange tree

Orange blossoms are also hermaphrodite in nature and can appear alone or in company through small clusters that arrive during the spring. The flowers have five very scented white petals.

Other hermaphrodite fruit trees are pearmedlarlemon or quince. They all develop and reproduce in very similar ways but always with some differentiating point. If you are interested in hermaphrodite species, you can investigate and investigate more in the subject and in the specific species of fruit tree that interests you.

 

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Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

Robert Asprin

Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

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