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.
9%) have clearly visible additional anchors and tentacle groups, matched with additional rows of gonads, giving perfect pentamerous, hexamerous and octamerous symmetry.
Changes in stamen and carpel merosity within Aristolochia are all derived traits, with respect to the plesiomorphic hexamerous condition.