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staminodal petals

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Angiosperm Families - Aizoaceae Rudolphi
... apetalous, but often with colourful, conspicuous staminodal ‘petals’); (1–)4–5(–20), or 20–120 (if the staminodes are interpreted as petals). Calyx (1–)4–5(–8); ... ). Androecium including staminodes (nearly always), or exclusively of fertile stamens (i.e. occasionally no staminodal ‘petals’). Staminodes when present, 3–120 (usually numerous); external to the fertile stamens; ...

Angiosperm Families - Brexiaceae Lindl.
... disk present; intrastaminal (conspicuous); of separate members (e.g. as palmate scales opposite the petals), or annular. Perianth with distinct calyx and corolla; 8–12; 2 whorled; isomerous. ... valvate (when sympetalous); persistent, or deciduous. Petals when free, clawed. Androecium 4–6, or 8–12 (if interstaminal scales are regarded as staminodal). Androecial members free of the perianth; ...
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Paphiopedilum Basics, Feb 97
... orange, peach, and different reds. The staminodal shield in phrags is a third anther. When seeking identification from a taxonomist, send photos of the staminodal shield from the front, side, and ... plants with huge flowers. Paph. rothschildianum flowers can measure 12" across, and Paph. sanderianum petals are reported at 4' long. Staminodes are identifying characteristics, as with the phrags. Be ...

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