Botanical Glossary


Epigynous

Definition: With the free portion of the perianth (the whorl of sepals and petals) borne at the top of a floral cup which is fused to and wholly encloses the ovary, the perianth thus appearing to arise from the top of the ovary. (Compare with hypogynous and perigyneous.)
Scope: Flower
Last Updated: 2020-01-01


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