Definition of sympetalous in English:

sympetalous

Line breaks: sym|pet¦al|ous
Pronunciation: /sɪmˈpɛt(ə)ləs
 
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adjective

Botany
(Of a flower or corolla) having the petals united along their margins to form a tubular shape.
More example sentences
  • Please take some time to observe the flower shapes among the various sympetalous flowers.
  • A sympetalous corolla typically consists of three parts - the lobes, the throat, and the tube.
  • These are the plants characterized by sympetalous corollas, epipetalous stamens, and having the number of stamens equal or less than the number of corolla lobes.

Derivatives

sympetaly

noun
More example sentences
  • This may be a primitive character-state expression for the family (choripetaly in Azima is presumably less specialized than incipient sympetaly in Salvadora).
  • Within a single genotype, gerbera flowers may vary in a number of parameters, including sex expression, symmetry, sympetaly, and pigmentation.
  • There are thus two directions of adaptation: from polypetaly [many petals] to oligopetaly [fewer petals] and from separate petals to sympetaly [fused petals]

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