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Genetics 7 (1922), pp 203-236.
Attention was called by Montgomery (1906)to the occasional appearance
of perfect flowers in the staminate inflorescence of maize and similar
cases were reported by Kempton (1913). Montgomery (1911) described
with illustrations a true-breeding type of semi-dwarf dent maize, the ears
of which were perfect-flowered. Perfect-flowered maize was described
and illustrated also by Blaringhem (1908, pp. 180-183). East and
Hayes (1911, pp. 13, 14) noted and illustrated a perfect-flowered sweet
corn. Weatherwax (1916, 1917) showed that typically pistillate
flowers of maize exhibit in microscopic sections the rudiments of stamens
and that staminate flowers show rudiments of pistils.