bilabiate


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bi·la·bi·ate

 (bī-lā′bē-ĭt, -āt′)
adj.
Having two lips or liplike parts, as in the flowers of many plants in the mint family.

bilabiate

(baɪˈleɪbɪˌeɪt; -ɪt)
adj
(Botany) botany divided into two lips: the snapdragon has a bilabiate corolla.

bi•la•bi•ate

(baɪˈleɪ bi ɪt, -ˌeɪt)

adj.
Bot. having two lips, as the corolla of some flowers.
[1785–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bilabiate - having two lipsbilabiate - having two lips; "the corolla of a snapdragon is bilabiate"
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
lipped - having a lip or lips; "a lipped bowl"; "a virgin purest lipped"- John Keats
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Contrary to earlier work, we maintain a distinction between endocarps with this kind of thick, bipartite plug-like operculum and, those with a bilabiate opening, where the apical keel of the locular envelope and/or endocarp splits open, allowing the radical to exit (see below).
This improbable nutrient acquisition strategy is deployed by 19 genera from five orders and 12 families--with representatives among both the monocots and dicots, those with both radiate and bilabiate corollas, as well as annuals, perennials, epiphytes and suffruticose life forms.
Isotriodon has dentate or entire leaves, terete stems, gibbous and bilabiate calyces.
Leaflets with both surfaces lepidote; calyx bilabiate, lepidote, without nectaries; corolla yellow with red or brown nectar guides on the fauces ...
Petunia guarapuavensis has a large, evidently vertically bilabiate stigma located at a level similar to the anthers of long stamens (Fig.
Its flowers are small, clustered into axillary inflorescences, hermaphrodite, pentamer, strongly zygomorphous and bilabiate.
The anthesis lasted approximately 5 hours on sunny days or 9 hours on rainy days, the right wing covered the left wing, the corolla acquired a bilabiate aspect, offering the left wing as landing platform; they produced a low quantity of nectar (0.18 [+ o -] 0.13 [micron]l); they did not receive pollinator visits; approximately four hours after the beginning of the anthesis on sunny days the ovary started to grow; in the bud, the receptive stigma was covered with germinating pollen grains from the same floral unit.
Mints are grouped together because they have several distinguishing characteristics such as square stems, wood leaves in pairs opposite on the stem and bilabiate (two lipped) corollas (the flower petals).
The dried, bilabiate calyx, with its lips pressed together, falls from the parent plant with the mericarps enclosed.