tubuliflorous


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tu·bu·li·flo·rous

 (to͞o′byə-lə-flôr′əs, tyo͞o′-)
adj.
Having flowers or florets with tubular corollas.

tubuliflorous

(ˌtjuːbjʊlɪˈflɔːrəs) or

tubulifloral

adj
(Botany) (of plants) having flowers or florets with tubular corollas
[C19: from tubule + -florous]

tu•bu•li•flo•rous

(ˌtu byə ləˈflɔr əs, -ˈfloʊr-, ˌtyu-)

adj.
having the corolla tubular in all the perfect flowers of a head, as certain composite plants.
[1890–95]
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