The petals of a flower, typically forming a whorl within the sepals and enclosing the reproductive organs. Compare with calyx.
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- In addition, experimental flowers that matured a fruit (and therefore received a visit) had significantly larger corollas compared with corollas of flowers that did not initiate a fruit.
- From each plant one randomly chosen, fresh flower was dissected under a binocular microscope to separate the corolla, androecium and gynoecium.
- As is now regarded as typical of bat-pollinated flowers, the corolla is sturdy and the nectary disk is large.
late 17th century (in the sense 'little crown'): from Latin, diminutive of corona 'wreath, crown, chaplet'.
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