X-ray showing structure of pine cone

X-ray showing structure of pine cone

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Caption: Pine cone. X-ray showing the structure of a pine cone. The cone has a central axis from which project numerous scales, the outermost parts of scales fitting together to form the surface of the cone. Cones are the reproductive organs of the pine, either male or female. Male pine cones have pollen sacs housed between the scales of the cone; female pine cones contain ovules. Pines belong to the group of plants called Gymnosperms, which means "naked seeds". This refers to the fact that the ovules are not enclosed within the carpel of a flower. The exposed ovules of Gymnosperms are accessible to the pollen of male cones which is transported by the wind.

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Keywords: botany, cone, gymnosperm, gymnosperms, nature, pine, pine cone, plant, reproduction, x-ray, xray

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