[ UK /kˈælɪks/ ]
[ US /ˈkæɫɪks/ ]
[ US /ˈkæɫɪks/ ]
- (botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud; usually green
How To Use calyx In A Sentence
- The most important differential characteristics of the section Trionychon are branched stems, bracteolate flowers, an entire and campanulated calyx, a blue or purple corolla, white anthers, and the stigma usually white.
- The calyx, the subtending bracts and the two prophylls bear groups of extrafloral nectaries (single peltate trichomes).
- Above the calyx is a broad spreading corolla which is white or brightly colored and is divided into several distinct parts called petals. The First Book of Farming
- Apart from this, botanists are generally agreed that the concrescence of parts of the flower-whorls -- in the gynaeceum as the seed-covering, and in the corolla as the seat of attraction, more than in the androecium and the calyx -- is an indication of advance, as is also the concrescence that gives the condition of epigyny. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1
- The normal coloration of the calyx occurs most frequently in polysepalous calyces; teratological coloration, on the other hand, occurs especially in gamosepalous flowers. Vegetable Teratology An Account of the Principal Deviations from the Usual Construction of Plants
- M. M.iotaxy of androecium, 405 of calyx, 403 corolla, 403 gynoecium, 405 Vegetable Teratology An Account of the Principal Deviations from the Usual Construction of Plants
- Any of several Eurasian plants of the genus Leonurus, especially L. cardiaca, a weed having clusters of small purple or pink flowers and spine-tipped calyx lobes.
- Evidently, then, the calyx is a protecting covering for the other parts of the flower until blossoming time. The First Book of Farming
- The five-fold symmetry is often hard to detect in the calyx as a whole, although five food grooves are usually developed.
- That the outer portion (so-called calyx-tube) of these fruits is really an axile product there can now be little doubt; and, as if to show their axile nature, they occasionally produce leaves from their sides, as before mentioned. Vegetable Teratology An Account of the Principal Deviations from the Usual Construction of Plants