what are the function of stigma? 

The term appears in flower morphology . it is that part of the carpel or Pistil or the female reproductive part of a flower that receives pollen grains and stimulates them to germinate

The stigma, usually found at the tip of the style, the portion of the structure that receives the pollen (male gametophytes). It is commonly sticky or feathery to capture pollen.

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The stigma functions as a receptive surface on which pollen lands and germinates its pollen tube. Corn silk is part stigma, part style. The style serves to move the stigma some distance from the ovary. This distance is species specific.

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