One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a flower or corolla) having the petals united along their margins to form a tubular shape.
- ‘While the perianth can lack the corolla, much of the terminology associated with the perianth deals with shapes of sympetalous corollas.’
- ‘These are the plants characterized by sympetalous corollas, epipetalous stamens, and having the number of stamens equal or less than the number of corolla lobes.’
- ‘The sympetalous families are believed to be members of a younger group (appearing in Early Tertiary) than the dialypetalous ones.’
- ‘A sympetalous corolla typically consists of three parts - the lobes, the throat, and the tube.’
- ‘Please take some time to observe the flower shapes among the various sympetalous flowers.’
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