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(pl. perigonia)
Collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistils.  Synonyms: chlamys, floral envelope, perianth, perigone.

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"Perigonium" Quotes from Famous Books

... of developments: The sexual generation is a dioecious leafy structure, having a central elongated axis, with leaves arranged regularly around and along it. At the top of the axis in the male plant rise the antheridia, surrounded by an envelope of modified leaves called the perigonium. The antheridia are stalked sacs, with a single wall of cells, and the spiral antherozoids arise by free-cell formation from the cells of the interior. They are discharged by the bursting of the antheridium, together ...
— Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XXI., No. 531, March 6, 1886 • Various

Words linked to "Perigonium" :   bloom, falls, flower, corolla, plant organ, perigone, covering, cover, calyx, chlamys, blossom, natural covering

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