Stigma and Style of Carpel

The female reproductive organ of the flower below is known as the carpel. The carpel contains a stigma and a style, although you cannot see if from the picture below. A stigma is the location of pollination when pollen lands on it. It receives the pollen through insects, wind, or water. Once the pollen is germinated, the sperm travel down what is know as the style. The style’s job is to connect the stigma with the ovaries and provide a tube for the sperm to travel. In some cases, the style can be extremely large or extremely short.

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