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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.


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


(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.
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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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It is unclear if the petals were completely free, born on the rim of a hypanthium (implying adnation of calyx and corolla), or if they were fused at the bases and free at the tips, where the separation would occur at a level obscured by the calyx.
Some of the major differences in the formulae are related to the fact that species in the Onagraceae have a floral tube or hypanthium, and this structure is represented in quite different ways in the three formulae.
The wings of wind-dispersed fruits take various configurations and may be formed from different structures including outgrowths of the ovary, hypanthium, perianth parts, and/or bracts.