. What do you mean by a complete and incomplete flower

Best Answer


Complete flower:

  • A complete flower is the one which has all four whorls: calyx, corolla, androecium and gynoecium e.g. Rose.
  • As this flower contains both male and female reproductive organs, it can produce both male and female gamete.
  • They do not depend on pollinators for pollination.

Incomplete flower:

  • These flowers have three whorls: calyx, corolla and either androecium or gynoecium.
  • These flowers can only produce one type of gamete ( male/female).
  • Example: Begonia.

Final Answer- Flowers having calyx, corolla, stamen and pistil are complete flowers.

Flowers having calyx, corolla and androecium/gynoecium are incomplete flowers.

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