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Schematic representation of a flower with Upper constant ovary and perigyner perianth ( "medium-sized" ovary):
1. flower base (Receptakulum)
2. sepals (sepals)
3 petals (petals)
4. stamens (stamens)
5. stamp (pestle)

As Androeceum (of andro "Man" and oíkion "cottage" in about "male camp") refers to the whole of the male sexual organs in a flower . It consists of a different number of individual stamens . Depending on the number and their arrangement, different types of Androeceum can be distinguished:

  • plastemon or primarily polyandric - many stamens; which are arranged helically (original shape of the Androeceum)
  • diplostemon - the stamens are arranged in two circles (reduced)
  • haplostemon - the androeceum consists of only one circle (reduced)

As an equivalent to the androeceum, the entirety of the female sexual organs ( carpels ) is called the gynoeceum .