Botanical Glossary


Hypanthium

Definition: A cup or tube usually formed by the fusion of the basal parts of the sepals, petals and/or stamens, and on which they are seemingly borne; surrounds the ovary, or ovaries, and may be fused wholly, partly or not at all to them; the shape varies from disc-like to cup-shaped, flask-like or tubular; a floral cup.
Last Updated: 2020-01-01


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