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an undifferentiated part of a perianth that cannot be distinguished as a sepal or a petal (as in lilies and tulips)

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pusilla, however the flowers have larger diameter of the central concavity, the inner tepal blades are narrower and longer with glandular area spreading in a small area above, the stamens show filaments smaller and porrect, and the anthers display broader connective.
The company has upgraded 36% of the previously defined inferred mineral resource estimate to the indicated resource category on completion of the updated Canadian National Instrument (NI) 43-101 mineral resource estimate for Tepal Property.
urophylla, female flowers had two large tepals, as did most male flowers, but total tepal area of male flowers was 80% greater than that of female flowers.
The company said that it has concluded its preliminary work on the Tepal Project and is now preparing to begin a two-phased resource expansion drill programme commencing in Q2 2010.
More conspicuously monosymmetric are Alstroemeriaceae with monosymmetric nectar guides in Alstroemeria (Bayer, 1998), Colchicaceae with sharply angled style in Gloriosa (Werth, 1956; Endress, 1994, Nordenstam, 1998), Corsiaceae with a strongly monosymmetric perianth (Neinhuis & Ibisch, 1998), Liliaceae with a spur in one of the six tepals in Fritillaria sect.
1998) reported a cDNA clone encoding a daylily thiol protease (SEN11) whose expression was strongly found to upregulated in flower tepal senescence.
The inflorescence is terminal and/or axillary with three to five tepals and stamens.
Flowers 5,2-5,8 (-6,1) cm long, green-yellow to light green; ovary 2,3-3,0 (-3,2) x (0,4-) 0,5-0,8 cm; tube (0,5-) 0,8-1,6 x (0,5-) 0,7-1,0 (-1,2) cm; tepals equal, triangular, united at base, 2,5-3,0 cm long; stamens inserted 0,30-0,32 cm above tube, filaments 4,5-5,5 x 0,08-0,12 cm, anthers versatile, yellow, 1,4-1,5 (-1,6) x 0,08-0,10 cm.
The six tepals (a combination of petals and sepals) are bright yellow, as are the six stamens.
The flowers are yellow to green--yellow, actinodromous, with six subequal tepals, nine bilocular anthers and unicarpelar, unilocular, minutely pubescent ovary, sunk into the floral tube in a hypanthium that develops with fruit ripening forming a turbinated cupule, often 4-to 5-parted, red-colored, with floral remains in the margin.
The flowers are pedicellate and monochlamydeous with six yellow-greenish tepals, an androphore and numerous stamens (see Figure 1D).
Intrafloral visitors were those that landed inside the tepals and on sexual organs of the flower.
4-4 mm wide; tepals drying yellow-brown, minutely papillate, often turned up markedly on drying; lateral tepals 2.
The flowers are composed of 6 blue lilac tepals, persistent tepals fused along half their length into a perianth tube; the androecium consist of six stamens inserts at different levels, with long-, mid- and short-styled morphs (hereafter referred to as the L, M and S morphs, respectively), and a yellow mark or nectar guide on the upper middle lobe.
A Himalayan native, it often has flowers measuring 20cm across with around 15 tepals, ranging in colour from white, pink through to crimson.