perigyny


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pe·rig·y·nous

 (pə-rĭj′ə-nəs)
adj.
1. Having sepals, petals, and stamens around the edge of a cuplike receptacle containing the ovary, as in flowers of the rose or cherry.
2. Of or being perigynous flower parts: perigynous stamens.

pe·rig′y·ny (-ə-nē) n.

perigyny

the state of having the pistils, stamens, petals, etc., arranged around a cuplike receptacle. — perigynous, adj.
See also: Flowers, Plants
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The morphology of the calyx-tube and origin of perigyny in Turneraceae.