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hy·pan·thi·um

 (hī-păn′thē-əm)
n. pl. hy·pan·thi·a (-thē-ə)
The ringlike, cup-shaped, or tubular structure of a flower on which the sepals, petals, and stamens are borne, as in the flowers of the rose or cherry. Also called floral cup.

[New Latin : hyp(o)- + Greek anthos, flower.]

hy·pan′thi·al adj.

hypanthium

(haɪˈpænθɪəm)
n, pl -thia (-θɪə)
(Botany) the cup-shaped or flat receptacle of perigynous or epigynous flowers
[C19: from New Latin, from hypo- + Greek anthion a little flower, from anthos flower]
hyˈpanthial adj

hy•pan•thi•um

(haɪˈpæn θi əm)

n., pl. -thi•a (-θi ə)
a cup-shaped or tubular body formed by the conjoined sepals, petals, and stamens of a flower.
[1850–55; < New Latin, =hyp- hyp- + anthium < Greek ánthion (ánth(os) flower + -ion diminutive suffix)]
hy•pan′thi•al, adj.
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Noun1.hypanthium - the cuplike or ringlike or tubular structure of a flower which bears the sepals and stamens and calyx (as in Rosaceae)
plant organ - a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
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Brazilian Cherry flowers are hermaphrodite, with four curved white petals on the hypanthium and four sepals also bent on the structure, highlighting the androecium.
Hypanthium campanulate, abaxially hairless or rarely tomentose.
49 Floral base (0) no hypanthium, superior ovary, (1) hypanthium, superior, (2) inferior ovary.
Flores 3-9 per inflorescentiam, pediceli 1-4 mm longi; calycis lobuli deltati, hypanthium infundibuliforme.
For this purpose, a hole was made in the base of the hypanthium using a 100[micro]l capillary tube; immediately thereafter, as many as 20[micro]l capillary tubes as necessary to extract all the nectar found in the nectar chamber were introduced, measuring the length of the nectar column in the capillary tubes to determine the volume.
Some of the major differences in the formulae are related to the fact that species in the Onagraceae have a floral tube or hypanthium, and this structure is represented in quite different ways in the three formulae.
As in the remaining members of the Sicyeae, Cyclanthera shows a central androecial column, nectaries derived from secretory trichomes on the hypanthium (see Vogel, 1981), and 4-6-zonocolporate pollen (cf.