Dale Fort Blog Number 53

3 11 2017

Test your knowledge of flowering plants with the


There are 25 marks available.  There might be more than one correct answer for some questions:
A receptacle is:

a) A new prescription from SpecSavers

b) A small piece of chocolate

c) The tip of a flower stalk

d) A frond bearing tetraspores

A filament is:

a) A thread of spider silk

b) A  large piece of DNA

c) The distal convoluted anther

d) An anther stalk

Name the Family


Name the Family



A stigma is:

a) A tattoo like mark on a stem

b) A  sticky tip

c) A good tip

d) A stipule

A sepal is:

a) An Anglo-Indian Army Officer

b) A group of 17 petals

c) What a Glaswegian says on seeing his chum

d) Floral leaves around the petals

Name the Family



A pedicel is:

a) A tiny pair of pincers owned by a sea urchin

b) The foot housing on a safety bicycle

c) Where Rolf Harris lives

d) A flower stalk

An actinomorphic flower is:

a) Zygomorphic

b) Morphozygic

c) Radially symmetrical

d) Bi-laterally symmetrical

Name the Family


Gluma is Latin for:

a) Sad

b) Husk

c) Outer membrane

d) Photosynthetic

Name the Family


Name the Family


Lemma is Greek for:

a) Lemon

b) Husk

c) Inner membrane

d) Motorhead

Name the Family



A zygomorphic flower is:

a) Zygozymboglioid

b) Zambodogbigliode

c) Radially symmetrical

d) Bi-laterally symmetrical

A corolla is:

a) Mass ejection of solar material

b) The basal parts of a tropical reef

c) The whirl of sepals

d) The whirl of petals

Name the Family



An inferior ovary is:

a) Located between the sepals

b) Found below the rhizome

c) Found below the stigma

d) Found below the calyx

A gynaecium is:

a) The annual conference of midwives

b) An assemblage of gyns

c) The ovary and carpels

d) A stipule and its microspores



Name the Family



Name the Family



An anther produces:

a) Seeds

b) Rhizoids

c) Pollen

d) Carpels

A calyx is:

a) A brassica flavoured ice lolly

b) A small sepal

c) The proximal convoluted tubule

d) A whirl of sepals in a flower

 Dale Fort Blog Number 54 has the answers.































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