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calyx tube

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n calyx tube the cuplike or ringlike or tubular structure of a flower which bears the sepals and stamens and calyx (as in Rosaceae)
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Usage

In literature:

These were short-tubed, the calyx clothed with green scales, and the petals 2 in.
"Cactus Culture For Amateurs" by W. Watson
The so-called calyx-tube of roses is elsewhere alluded to.
"Vegetable Teratology" by Maxwell T. Masters
Pass a small piece of green wax round the lower end of the tube to form the calyx.
"The Royal Guide to Wax Flower Modelling" by Emma Peachey
In this case the pericarp is invested by an adherent calyx-tube; the limb of which, when it has any, is called the PAPPUS.
"The Elements of Botany" by Asa Gray
The variety may also be known by the downiness of the young leaves, the calyx-tube, and the stalks.
"Wayside and Woodland Trees" by Edward Step
The calyx generally forms a tube with teeth or segments which usually overlap in the bud.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5" by Various
Calyx-tube elongated, at its summit bearing 5 petals resembling the calyx lobes.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
Each flower has a yellow calyx tube, which is divided at the mouth into four parts.
"Flowers Shown to the Children" by C. E. Smith
They bear conspicuous white, yellow or red flowers with many petals inserted in the calyx-tube.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 2" by Various
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