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Dec 8, 2016 5:48 PM CST
|The flower of the Bowiea volubilis is strange - no petals, just sepals and reproductive parts. Curious I did a search of 'flower with no petals and came up with Tepal, (new word for me) The online Dictionary of Botany defines tepal as:
An individual perianth part in flowers that have no distinct calyx and corolla, as occurs in most monocotyledons. In the tulip the tepals are all highly coloured.
So I'm thinking it's a tepal.
Can someone confirm or give me the right word for what's going on with the Bowiea flower?
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Dec 20, 2016 9:50 AM CST
|Pretty cool flower. You may be correct.|
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