hexamerous


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hex·am·er·ous

 (hĕk-săm′ər-əs)
adj.
1. Having six similar parts or divisions.
2. Botany Having flower parts, such as petals, sepals, and stamens, in sets of six.

hex·am′er·y n.

hexamerous

(hɛkˈsæmərəs) or

hexameral

adj
(Biology) (esp of the parts of a plant) arranged in groups of six
hexˈamerism n
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Corolla merosity: trimerous = 0; tetramerous = 1; pentamerous = 2; hexamerous = 3; octamerous = 4.
The two groups of this clade are easily distinguished because Pleodendron possess hexamerous flowers (12 petals, 12 stamens, 6 carpels, and 6 placentae).