Angiosperm Female Gametophyte Development

The following information is to assist you in the class Angiospermae, Subdivision Pteropsida, Division Tracheophyta, Kingdom Plantae. These pictures demonstrate how an ovule develops into a mature female gametophyte or embryo sac.

Photography by Jonathon Mooney.

angiosperm gametophyte development

ovule of flower

cross of ovule



megaspores degenerate

functional megaspore

nucleated stage of embryo

nucleated stage of embryo

nucleated stage of embryo

mature female

double fertilization

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General Biology 2
Lab Practical Review:Plant Kingdom

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