Flower Info Listing From Tepal To Verticillaster



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Botanical name English name Description
T
Tepal Leaf
F_tepal This Refers To the
Parts of a flower
A Tepal is a petal or a sepal and one part of the perianth. A tepal is a modified sepal or petal. The word tepal is used when the petal or sepal have been modified to be similar like in the lily. Were the perianth is not differentiated into two distinctive segments, such as a calyx (made up of sepals) and a corolla (which is made up of petals).

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Thyrse Wand
F_thyrse This Refers To the
Flower type
A mixed inflorescence consisting of a dense, panicle-like flower cluster, in which the lateral branches terminate in cymes. A lilac is a good example.

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U
Umbel Umbrella
F_umbel This Refers To the
Flower type
This inflorenscence has flowers arising from the flower stalk from a common point like an umbrella. The inflorenscence is domed or flattened, with the youngest flowers at the center.

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Umbel (Compound) Multiple umbrella
F_umbel_compound This Refers To the
Flower type
A flat-topped or rounded flower cluster in which the individual flower stalks arise from about the same point and a further cluster arise from each individual flower stalk.

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V
Verticillaster Whorl
F_verticillaster This Refers To the
Flower type
A much reduced cymose inflorescence resembling a whorl but actually arising in the axils of opposite bracts, as in most mints.

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