the part of the stamen which contains the pollen, usually divided into two pouches (thecae), joined together by a connective. Where there is only 1 theca, the anther is said to be 1-thecous.
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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A.
. Flora of Zambia: Glossary details: anther.
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