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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.






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David C. Logan
Department of Plant Science
University of Oxford
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