An anther is an oval-shaped sac near the tip of a plant’s stamen. Anthers dangle from filaments located below sepals, specifically on male cannabis plants. The flowers contain around five sepals that are usually green in colour, but sometimes purple.
When breeding cannabis plants, this pollen can be gathered up from anthers and applied to the female plants in an effort to cross-breed, resulting in a hybrid strain. Very mature anthers will look somewhat like a bunch of small bananas. (Anthers are sometimes even referred to as “bananas”.)
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The anthers on those cannabis plants contained a lot of pollen that was released into the air when they were disturbed.