perigonium


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perigonium

(ˌpɛrɪˈɡəʊnɪəm)
n, pl -gonia (-ˈɡəʊnɪə)
another name for perianth
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Noun1.perigonium - collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistilsperigonium - collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistils
covering, natural covering, cover - a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"
blossom, flower, bloom - reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
corolla - (botany) the whorl of petals of a flower that collectively form an inner floral envelope or layer of the perianth; "we cultivate the flower for its corolla"
calyx - (botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud; usually green
falls - the petals or sepals of a flower that bend downward (especially the outer perianth of an iris)
plant organ - a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
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Perigonium; infundibuliforme, fere cilindricum, extus puniceum, intus lutescens ore amplificato, limbo sex-dentato, dentibus tribus alternatim minoribus, paulullum introflexis, omnibus obtusis brevissimis.
In a trip to the Province of Jujuy, Argentina, we found a new species of Habranthus, distinguishable from other species by the narrow funnel shaped perigonium, and the presence of dark green leaves and pinkish-white narrow tepals.
Germination inhibitors have been found in the valves of the fruit of Zygophyllum dumosum (Zygophyllaceae), the bracts of saltbushes (Atriplex), in the leaves of the floral envelope or perigonium of the sorrel Rumex roseus (Polygonaceae), and in the seed case of Colutea istria (Leguminosae).