floral formula

floral formula

an expression giving the information set out in the FLORAL DIAGRAM. For example, a buttercup has the formula K5 C5 A∞g∞ indicating five sepals in the calyx (K), five petals in the corolla (C), and the androecium (A) and gynoecium (g) of an indefinite number of stamens and carpels. g indicates a superior GYNOECIUM. If a number is in brackets this indicates that the parts are fused together.
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