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n. pl. nec·ta·ries
A nectar-secreting structure located either within a flower or on a leaf or other part of a plant.

[New Latin nectārium, from nectar.]

nec·tar′i·al (-târ′ē-əl) adj.


n, pl -ries
1. (Botany) any of various glandular structures secreting nectar that occur in the flowers, leaves, stipules, etc, of a plant
2. (Zoology) any of the abdominal tubes in aphids through which honeydew is secreted
[C18: from New Latin nectarium, from nectar]
nectarial adj


(ˈnɛk tə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
an organ or part of a plant that secretes nectar.
[1590–1600; < New Latin nectarium. See nectar, -y3]
nec′ta•ried, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nectary - a gland (often a protuberance or depression) that secretes nectarnectary - a gland (often a protuberance or depression) that secretes nectar
plant organ - a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
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Those individual flowers which had the largest glands or nectaries, and which excreted most nectar, would be oftenest visited by insects, and would be oftenest crossed; and so in the long-run would gain the upper hand.
Pollination droplets, nectaries, and nectarial secretion in Ephedra.
Provide plants that produce flowers with shallow, exposed nectaries, she said.
7 obovate; * limb cm; * margin lavender purple or undulate; * limb brownish purple purple or pink; claw yellow, livid or purple Prefloral None * Small button-like scales * prefloral scales * Scent Not noticeably Pleasant perfume scented * in evening * Sepals 4-6 mm 8-12 mm Nectaries Very small Filiform Silique Shape Erect or spreading Upright, curved or annular Size 25-70 by 1.
The Laurasian genera all have short, plesiomorphic proboscides without the specialised morphological adaptations for extracting nectar from deeply recessed floral nectaries apparent in most of the Afrotropical genera, a fact Brian thought 'remarkable' (Stuckenberg 2000b: 199).
This study reports the widespread occurrence of foliar nectaries in most New World species of the genus Cyathea.
Their flowers are 4 or 5-merous, with 1 or 2 nectaries at the base of rotate corolla lobes.
Insects are attracted by bright coloration and nectaries, and drown in the pitcher liquid (Juniper and others 1989).
pollination by insects that are attracted to the nectaries, and this in
Independent observations of members of Thomisidae (crab spiders), Salticidae (jumping spiders), and the active, fast-moving Anyphaenidae, Miturgidae, and Corinnidae--all wanderers in foliage--suggest that all feed at the floral and extrafloral nectaries (EFNs) of plants (Edmunds 1978; Vogelei & Greissl 1989; Pollard et al.