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n. pl. nec·ta·ries
A nectar-secreting structure located either within a flower or on a leaf or other part of a plant.
[New Latin nectārium
, from nectar
nec·tar′i·al (-târ′ē-əl) adj.
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Pollination droplets, nectaries, and nectarial
secretion in Ephedra.
El tubo del receptaculo de 3.5 -4.5 x 1.1-1.5 cm y la camara nectarial
de 1.1-1.4 x 0.5-0.7 cm.
Indeed, the acceptance of the nectarial
stubs as staminodes involves the acceptance of ancestral polyandry in Greyiaceae and Francoaceae, where the related rosid families are all basically diplostemonous.