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per·i·anth

 (pĕr′ē-ănth′)
n.
The part of a flower outside the reproductive structures, usually consisting of the calyx and the corolla.

[French périanthe, from New Latin perianthum : Greek peri-, peri- + Greek anthos, flower.]

perianth

(ˈpɛrɪˌænθ)
n
(Botany) the outer part of a flower, consisting of the calyx and corolla
[C18: from French périanthe, from New Latin, from peri- + Greek anthos flower]

per•i•anth

(ˈpɛr iˌænθ)

n.
the envelope of a flower, whether calyx or corolla or both.
[1700–10; earlier perianthium < New Latin. See peri-, antho-, -ium2]
per`i•an′thi•al, adj.

per·i·anth

(pĕr′ē-ănth′)
The outer envelope of a flower, consisting of the sepals or the petals or both.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.perianth - collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistilsperianth - collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistils
covering, natural covering, cover - a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"
blossom, flower, bloom - reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
corolla - (botany) the whorl of petals of a flower that collectively form an inner floral envelope or layer of the perianth; "we cultivate the flower for its corolla"
calyx - (botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud; usually green
falls - the petals or sepals of a flower that bend downward (especially the outer perianth of an iris)
plant organ - a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
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The segments of the perianth also closed on the pistil, but more slowly than the stamens.
In addition to the Latin diagnosis, Janischevsky provided additional characters: Male flower produced shorter perianths and anthers than those in cultivated plants.
Plants densely pinnate, growing upright on twigs near running water, with numerous clustered perianths on short lateral branches.
Close morphological study revealed that both flower perianths, staminate (campanulate) and pistillate (urceollate), as well the inflorescences in headlike cymes, show affinity with Pisonia.
Flower buds (FB) 2 to 6 mm in length were collected from 7:00 AM through 6:00 PM, their perianths removed, and fixed in Carnoy I (3:1 ethanol/glacial acetic acid) for 24 h and stored in ethanol (70 % v/v) until observation.
2012) consider it is ontogenetically interesting for Erioscirpus whether the multiple perianths arise from three separate primordia, as in Dracoscirpoides (Muasya et al.