hypanthium definition

  • noun:
    • The ringlike, cup-shaped, or tubular framework of a flower by which the sepals, petals, and stamens tend to be borne, like in the flowers associated with rose or cherry.
    • The bowl-shaped section of a flower upon which the sepals, petals, and stamens tend to be borne
    • A fruit consisting in huge part of a receptacle, enlarged underneath the calyx, as in the Calycanthus, the rose hip, therefore the pear.
    • In botany, an enlargement or other improvement the torus underneath the calyx. Gray.
    • the cuplike or ringlike or tubular structure of a flower which holds the sepals and stamens and calyx (as with Rosaceae)

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