n. (L. stare, to stand) the male reproductive organs in flowers; it is situated immediately within the petals, and is composed, in most cases, of two parts, the filament, and the anther, which is filled with pollen.
One of the four basic parts of a flower. The stamen (microsporophyll), is often called the flower's male reproductive organ. It is typically located between the central pistil and the surrounding petals. A stamen consists of a slender stalk (the filament) tipped by a usually bilobed sac (the anther) in which microspores develop as pollen grains.
The part of the flower that produces pollen. Basically a micro (or small) sporophyll. The stamen part where the pollen. grains develop is the anther. The narrow stalk supporting the anther is the filament.