One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A nectar-secreting glandular organ in a flower (floral) or on a leaf or stem (extrafloral).
- ‘Saccate nectary at base of floral tube formed by partial fusion of labellum and column.’
- ‘Flowers of both sexes lack petals and nectaries.’
- ‘So these are called extra floral nectaries and this process really drives what goes on here in this forest.’
- ‘Major morphological differences in the family are found in the type of inflorescences, and the shape and position of the nectary bracts.’
- ‘A ‘faucet and sink’ arrangement occurs in this species and the nectary is represented by a small protuberance on the ventral surface of the column.’
- ‘At the anthesis, a nectary is present at the base of the ovary and trichomes can be observed on the ovary epidermis.’
- ‘The floral nectaries are hidden inside a globose corolla, and produce abundant nectar.’
- ‘The calyx, the subtending bracts and the two prophylls bear groups of extrafloral nectaries (single peltate trichomes).’
- ‘Many possess, at the base of the ovary, a disc-like nectary from which nectar is secreted via modified stomata.’
- ‘The nectary is supplied by a single vascular bundle comprising xylem and phloem.’
- ‘Double flowers occur when the nectaries extend and become flattened, looking like sepals.’
- ‘As the flowers are proterogynous anthesis was considered to comprise the period between bud opening and the abscission of stamens and nectaries.’
- ‘Their leaves have nectaries, which produce nectar consumed by the ants.’
- ‘Oil glands or nectaries are absent; thus, pollen is the only available floral resource for pollinators.’
Mid 18th century: from modern Latin nectarium, from nectar (see nectar).
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