Mature poinsettia female flower extreme closeup - 2

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A single female poinsettia flower with stigma, style, and enlarged ovary can be seen emerging from its involucre (cluster of bracts fused together) on a thick pedicel (stalk) that's almost as long as the flower itself.  Also emerging from the involucre are a number of withered male flowers (stamen and anthers both visible) that still have yellow pollen on them.  The involucre has a nectar gland emerging from it (that look like two yellow lips).  The involucre also has small saucer shaped structures emerging from it; I'm not sure what they are (they're more easily visible in my other Poinsettia pictures).  The entire inflorescence (involcure, male flowers, and female flower) is called a cyanthium.  The cyanthium is growing up from a stem's branching point, where a bract is emerging and a bud scar from a fallen bract or cyanthium is visible.  The red leaves surrounding the inflorescences (mostly out of focus) are bracts.  The scale bar (at the bottom) is 5mm long.
A single female poinsettia flower with stigma, style, and enlarged ovary can be seen emerging from its involucre (cluster of bracts fused together) on a thick pedicel (stalk) that's almost as long as the flower itself. Also emerging from the involucre are a number of withered male flowers (stamen and anthers both visible) that still have yellow pollen on them. The involucre has a nectar gland emerging from it (that look like two yellow lips). The involucre also has small saucer shaped...
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  • 60mm efs
  • California
  • Euphorbia pulcherrima
  • OCC
  • Poinsettia
  • blend
  • botany
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  • flower
  • green
  • horticulture
  • inflorescence
  • involucre
  • macro
  • pedicel
  • plant
  • pollen
  • red
  • stigma
  • style