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corolla/calyx vs petal/sepal

David C. Logan david.logan at plant-sciences.oxford.ac.uk
Tue Apr 23 03:48:42 EST 1996

Joost wrote:

>When is it proper to refer to corolla rather than petal?
>When is it proper to refer to calyx rather than sepal?

The corolla and calyx refer to the whole whorl and not the individual 
petal or calyx unit.


david.logan at plants.ox.ac.uk

David C. Logan
Department of Plant Science
University of Oxford
South Parks Road


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