basifixed


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ba·si·fixed

 (bā′sə-fĭkst′)
adj. Botany
Attached by the base, as certain anthers are to their filaments.
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basifixed

(ˈbeɪsɪˌfɪkst)
adj
(Botany) botany (of an anther) attached to the filament by its base
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Adj.1.basifixed - attached by its base (as certain anthers to their filaments or stalks)basifixed - attached by its base (as certain anthers to their filaments or stalks)
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
affixed - firmly attached; "the affixed labels"
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Inflorescence terminal, erect, three times branched, rarely two times branched; staminate inflorescence (9-)14-30 cm high; flowers sessile; sepals yellow-orange, oblong, 7.6-11 mm long, 3.9-6.3 mm wide; petals white, lanceolate, 6.2-10 mm long, 2-4.5 mm wide; stamens in two series of different length; filaments white, cylindrical, the longest 6-6.8 mm long, the shortest 3.7-5.4 mm long; anthers yellow, triangular, basifixed; pistillate inflorescence 20-50 cm high; flowers sessile; sepals yellow, oblong, 1.2-1.4 cm long, 6.4-10 mm wide; petals white, lanceolate-triangular, 1-1.5 cm long, 4.2-6.5 mm wide; ovary green, 1-1.2 cm long.
Flowers of Saxifragaceae are most easily distinguished from those of Itea by the position of the anther attachment, basifixed with the filament inserted into a pit in Saxifragaceae, dorsifixed without a pit in Itea; and degree of fusion of the carpels, generally distally free with unfused styles and stigmas in Saxifragaceae, generally fused with consistently fused stigmas in Itea (Kubitzki, 2007a; Soltis, 2007).