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 (sē′pə-loid′, sĕp′ə-)
Resembling a sepal.


(ˈsiːpəˌlɔɪd) or


(Botany) (esp of petals) resembling a sepal in structure and function
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Adj.1.sepaloid - resembling or characteristic of a sepal
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Flowers cream-colored; buds 8-9 mm long; bracteoles sepaloid, 4-5 mm long, 56 mm wide with membranaceous margins and appressed to the calyx; sepals suborbicular to orbicular, 5-6 mm long, 6-7 mm wide; stamens 45-50, 7-9 mm long with the inner whorl shorter than the outer whorl; filaments free and flattened; anthers sagittae with bright yellow pollen; ovary conical and striste, 4-5 mm tall, 6-loculed with 18-26 ovules per locule; style 3 mm long; stigma capitate and slightly 6-lobed.
The morphological features were the lack of standard petal, lateral wings, keel petals, and the appearance of an elongated sepaloid calyx.
Two gene activities have to be recognized, leading to a distinction between whorl identity and organ identity: one that influences the outcome or function of an organ (whether it be sepaloid or petaloid, etc.