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Perianth   Listen
Perianth  n.  (Bot.)
The leaves of a flower generally, especially when the calyx and corolla are not readily distinguished.
A saclike involucre which incloses the young fruit in most hepatic mosses.

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"Perianth" Quotes from Famous Books

... as to that of insects when these are the carriers. We see adaptation to the wind in the incoherence of the pollen,—in the inordinate quantity produced (as in the Coniferae, Spinage, etc.),—in the dangling anthers well fitted to shake out the pollen,—in the absence or small size of the perianth,—in the protrusion of the stigmas at the period of fertilisation,—in the flowers being produced before they are hidden by the leaves,—and in the stigmas being downy or plumose (as in the Gramineae, Docks, etc), so as to secure the ...
— The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species • Charles Darwin

Words linked to "Perianth" :   corolla, cover, falls, calyx, bloom, natural covering, chlamys, floral envelope, blossom, plant organ

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