antipetalous


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antipetalous

(ˌæntɪˈpɛtələs)
adj
standing before the petals of a plant
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Staminate flower with 3 sepals, these ovate, acuminate, 0.9-1.4 mm long, connate basally in 0.2-0.3 mm, not reaching the total length of corolla tube, petals 3, ovate to rhomboid, fleshy, 4.5-5.5 mm long including an acumen of 0.4-1 mm long, connate basally in 2-3 mm, stamens 6, conspicuously exserted from the petals, alternating 1 antisepalous stamen and 1 antipetalous stamen, filament tapered, 1.5-2 mm long, basally inflated and 0.4-1 mm thick, connected to anther at proximal 1/4-1/3 of its length, anthers 4.5-6.5 mm long, thecae separated in the proximal 1/4 of their length, connective not projected, pistillode trifid, 0.7 mm long.
1 mm in diameter, terete, white, the antipetalous ones adnate to the petal for ca.