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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Hypanthium [also Hypanthodium (Jackson)], floral cup, floral tube, “a fleshy receptacle not inclosed in an involucre” (Lindley); “an enlargement or development of the torus under the calyx; a syconium” (Fernald 1950); “an enlargement of the usually cup-shaped receptacle bearing on its rim the stamens, petals, and sepals of a flower and often enlarging and surrounding the fruits (as in the rose hip) - called also ‘calyx tube’” (WIII) [ > Gk. hyp(o)-‘under’ + anth- ‘flower’+ -ium (dim. suffix)]: hypanthium,-ii (s.n.II), abl. sg. hypanthio, nom.& acc.pl. hypanthia, dat. & abl.pl. hypanthiis; see syconium.

 

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