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hy·pan·thi·um

 (hī-păn′thē-əm)
n. pl. hy·pan·thi·a (-thē-ə)
The ringlike, cup-shaped, or tubular structure of a flower on which the sepals, petals, and stamens are borne, as in the flowers of the rose or cherry. Also called floral cup.

[New Latin : hyp(o)- + Greek anthos, flower.]

hy·pan′thi·al adj.

hypanthium

(haɪˈpænθɪəm)
n, pl -thia (-θɪə)
(Botany) the cup-shaped or flat receptacle of perigynous or epigynous flowers
[C19: from New Latin, from hypo- + Greek anthion a little flower, from anthos flower]
hyˈpanthial adj

hy•pan•thi•um

(haɪˈpæn θi əm)

n., pl. -thi•a (-θi ə)
a cup-shaped or tubular body formed by the conjoined sepals, petals, and stamens of a flower.
[1850–55; < New Latin, =hyp- hyp- + anthium < Greek ánthion (ánth(os) flower + -ion diminutive suffix)]
hy•pan′thi•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypanthium - the cuplike or ringlike or tubular structure of a flower which bears the sepals and stamens and calyx (as in Rosaceae)
plant organ - a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
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Hypanthia (at anthesis) 2-3 mm long to the torus and 4-5 mm wide, campanulate, glabrous.
Flowers are long tubular (135mm), erect or horizontal, with cylindrical green hypanthia that turn pink toward the apex, pink/yellow colored sepals; petals subequal to the sepals, corona in a series, usually purple.
Ann Bertha Cecelia Diana Emily Fanny Gertrude Hypanthia Inez Jane Kate Louisa Maud Nora Ophelia Quince Rebecca Starkey Teresa Ulysses Venus Winifred Xerophes Yetty Zeus Pepper was born in 1883.