Effects of silver nitrate (AgNO
) solution on female plant. (A-C) are the pictures of female flowers after spraying of AgNO3 solution showing gradual enhanced stamen growth. Magnified view of stamens in (D) pistillate flowers of AgNO3 treated female plant and (E) hermaphrodite (GyM-H) flowers of gynomonoecious (GyM) plants. Scanning electron micrographs of top view of (F) pistillate flowers from AgNO3 treated female plant and (G) hermaphrodite (GyM–H) flowers of gynomonoecious (GyM) plants. Petals and sepals have been removed to better view sexual structures. Longitudinal sections (H-K) of flower buds of silver nitrate treated female plant (after spraying of 35 mM silver nitrate solution). H, I – flower buds of stage 5, J – flower bud of stage 8 and K – flower bud of stage 10. p: Petals, s: sepals, c: carpels, st: stamens, o: ovary. Scale bars are 300 μm in F, 1 mm in G, H and I, and 2 mm in J and K.