epicalyx


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epicalyx

a CALYX-like structure that occurs outside and around the true calyx, as in the strawberry flower.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Flowers pedicellate, bisexual, buds cylindrical, pedicel 1-1.5 cm in length; epicalyx orange; corolla 6-merous, 5-5.5 cm in length, intense orange, valvate; stamens-6, dimorphic, 3 major and 3 minor, alternating with each other, majors 4.7 X0.1 cm, minors 4.3 X 0.1 cm, included; ovary ca.
Flowers pedicellate, bisexual, buds clavate; epicalyx orange; corolla 6-merous, 5-6 X0.3 cm, reddish, valvate; stamens-6, dimorphic, 3 major and 3 minor, alternating with each other, majors 0.7 X 0.1 cm, minors 0.5 X 0.1 cm, included; ovary ovoid, ca.
The appendages are most likely sepals and the smaller spines may represent segments of a lythracean epicalyx or may be merely tubercles.