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Flower Biology

SmokeyMacPot

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A bud is a cluster of single female flowers.



As you can see in the pic, this cola is composed of several sub-units that are will fill out before reaching maturity. In this phase, the plant has finished the stretching phase and is developing bud sites.

Depending on the strain, bud development may start in the middle of its flowering period.



Every single sub-unit is itself a cluster of single female flowers. New Flowers are formed throughout the flowering period. You can see new flower production on top of each sub unit.

In this pic, you can see (above the yellow lines) where the single sub-units develop new single flowers. You can recognize them because the new pistils in formation have tiny stigmas.



Let's see a single flower!
This pic is a pre-flower but is alright for our purposes. It explains how a single female flower formation occurs.

This single flower is called a pistil and the two hairs coming out of it are called stigmas. Male pollen reaches the stigmas and make their way to the female egg cell which is located inside the pistil. This pollination process will produce the seed. Growers tend to prefer seed-less (non-pollinated) sensimilla!



Resin is produced on female flowers and on the leaves near them. It is produced by a particular structure called a glandular trichome.

In this pic you can see on the leaf that resin is produced in some kind of ball over a thin neck. if you have a magnifying glass, you can look in the ball and see color changes (from transparent to white to gold/brown) and determine when resin production and THC % has peaked. Rough handling of buds will break the trichomes off.



Young pistil.
Let's see now how a pistil evolves during the flowering period. Above the yellow line you can see a young pistil. It is thin and has white hairs.



Stipule
Here is a pic of an older pistil. The body has enlarged. The stigmas are still looking for some pollen. The small leaf under the pistil is called a stipule (Stipules are more evident with pre-flowers.)



This is probably two or three days later, as you can see hairs are becoming (starting from the top) brown/red. Probably at this stage it can still receive male pollen.



In this pic I've underlined three pistils that are as mature as the one in the previous pic (more or less). Other stigmas have dried up, probably due to rain and wind. In these conditions some stigmas lose their vitality and start to dry and to become brown/red. This is not a sign of ripening, just a normal event



On the left of this pic, you can see two pistils fully mature. The stigmas are totally colored and dried. The body of the pistil is now fat and is beginning to lose its turgidity. On the right you can see a cluster with pistils in various stages.



The pistil after a couple of days. It has lost its turgidity and probably is not receptive to pollen. it is dying. When all 70/80 % of all the pistils of a bud are at this stage, resin production has slowed if not stopped.



Gradual ripening.
The maturation of the pistils in a bud is not synchronized but gradual. As you can see in this pic, you have lots of pistils at different stages of development. See the dimension of the bodies. At harvest, you will probably see lots of brown hairs, but also some white at the top of each single sub-unit where the new formed pistils are.



When stigmas are dried and pistil is dying , the hairs will easily break and fall down.

Authors: CSS / Green Heart
 

FreakNature

New Member
When they start to show it will be pretty apparent. I'm sure they love the attention though, as you look. :)
 

Legalize09

Member
dont see any pics?!?!
 

L8tNightSkunk

Member of the Month: Apr 2009
Thank god...thought I was going blind in some new and terrible way.

lmao haha SouthernWeed i me too i was like wait a minute i dont see any pics im going to check the post to see if anyone mentions anything about them lol and sure enough first thing i read is your post made me laugh
 

DroJo

Member of the Month 2nd Place Winner (Feb 10')
I thought it was cuz I'm high right noow that I didn't see them......
Oh gosh. This is still some good green tho.
:439:
 

DroJo

Member of the Month 2nd Place Winner (Feb 10')
Oh man dude that some funny stuff man lmao!! I was trippin looking for pics too and then i saw all the posts talking about that nobody could see the pics hahahhahaha!! good shit man!! lol

i was really high that night lol.. i remember scrolling up and down like wtf?
then i refreshed the page like 22 times and i was like wtff.. then i read the rest of the posts and saw lol
 

BILBUS

New Member
Lets See the Picts My good Man>>>I read on waiting to see them at the end and find out No picts> Shame on ya hahahaha:peace:
 

K-Frat

Well-Known Member
This information is great for everyone growing. I have taken the time and redone the first post with pictures enjoy!



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A bud is a cluster of single female flowers.

As you can see in the pic, this cola is composed of several sub-units that are will fill out before reaching maturity. In this phase, the plant has finished the stretching phase and is developing bud sites.

Depending on the strain, bud development may start in the middle of its flowering period.


t_cssbip.jpg
Every single sub-unit is itself a cluster of single female flowers. New Flowers are formed throughout the flowering period. You can see new flower production on top of each sub unit.

In this pic, you can see (above the yellow lines) where the single sub-units develop new single flowers. You can recognize them because the new pistils in formation have tiny stigmas.


t_cssbiq.jpg
Let's see a single flower!
This pic is a pre-flower but is alright for our purposes. It explains how a single female flower formation occurs.

This single flower is called a pistil and the two hairs coming out of it are called stigmas. Male pollen reaches the stigmas and make their way to the female egg cell which is located inside the pistil. This pollination process will produce the seed. Growers tend to prefer seed-less (non-pollinated) sensimilla!


t_cssbir.jpg
Resin is produced on female flowers and on the leaves near them. It is produced by a particular structure called a glandular trichome.

In this pic you can see on the leaf that resin is produced in some kind of ball over a thin neck. if you have a magnifying glass, you can look in the ball and see color changes (from transparent to white to gold/brown) and determine when resin production and THC % has peaked. Rough handling of buds will break the trichomes off.


t_cssbis.jpg
Young pistil.
Let's see now how a pistil evolves during the flowering period. Above the yellow line you can see a young pistil. It is thin and has white hairs.


t_cssbit.jpg
Stipule
Here is a pic of an older pistil. The body has enlarged. The stigmas are still looking for some pollen. The small leaf under the pistil is called a stipule (Stipules are more evident with pre-flowers.)

t_cssbiu.jpg
This is probably two or three days later, as you can see hairs are becoming (starting from the top) brown/red. Probably at this stage it can still receive male pollen.



t_cssbiv.jpg
In this pic I've underlined three pistils that are as mature as the one in the previous pic (more or less). Other stigmas have dried up, probably due to rain and wind. In these conditions some stigmas lose their vitality and start to dry and to become brown/red. This is not a sign of ripening, just a normal event


t_cssbiw.jpg
On the left of this pic, you can see two pistils fully mature. The stigmas are totally colored and dried. The body of the pistil is now fat and is beginning to lose its turgidity. On the right you can see a cluster with pistils in various stages.


t_cssbix.jpg
The pistil after a couple of days. It has lost its turgidity and probably is not receptive to pollen. it is dying. When all 70/80 % of all the pistils of a bud are at this stage, resin production has slowed if not stopped.


t_cssbiy.jpg
Gradual ripening.
The maturation of the pistils in a bud is not synchronized but gradual. As you can see in this pic, you have lots of pistils at different stages of development. See the dimension of the bodies. At harvest, you will probably see lots of brown hairs, but also some white at the top of each single sub-unit where the new formed pistils are.


t_cssbiz.jpg
When stigmas are dried and pistil is dying , the hairs will easily break and fall down.https://www.420magazine.com/gallery/data/500/t_cssbiw.jpg
 

capegrow

New Member
I am in the middle of my second grow, however during my fist grow (Tangerine Dream) about 3 weeks before harvest i had about 6 or so pairs of bananas pop up. I sprayed them with a little water and plucked them with tweezers. Out of 5oz I found 2 seeds.
 
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