perianth definition

  • noun:
    • The exterior envelope of a flower, comprising either the calyx or perhaps the corolla, or both.
    • The sterile components of a flower; collectively, the sepals and petals (or tepals).
    • The sterile, tubelike tissue that surrounds the female reproductive construction in a leafy liverwort.
    • The leaves of a flower typically, especially when the calyx and corolla aren't easily distinguished.
    • A saclike involucre which incloses the youthful fruit in many hepatic mosses. See Illust. of hepatica.
    • In botany, the floral envelops, whether calyx or corolla or both.
    • collective term when it comes to outer elements of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistils

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