Saffron is marketed in three distinct forms known as Mongra, Lacha and Guchi. The distinction of these three forms is primarily on how long the style is attached to its stigma (style and stigma are parts of a flower; Saffron is actually the stigma of a saffron flower, which is the distal end of the plant's carpel). There are three stigmas (filaments) in the middle of the Saffron flower, each of which is about 2 to 3 centimetres long and dark red. The deep red stigmas are further attached to the flower by pale filaments called styles. When the style is separated completely from its stigma, we get dark red and silky strand that is known as 'Mogra'