perigynous definition

  • adjective:
    • Having sepals, petals, and stamens all over edge of a cuplike receptacle containing the ovary, such as flowers for the flower or cherry.
    • Of or being perigynous flower components: perigynous stamens.
    • obtaining the stamens, petals or sepals situated around the ovary (especially, on rim of this receptacle of a superior ovary).
    • Having a hypanthium.
    • obtaining the ovary free, although petals and stamens borne regarding calyx; -- stated of flower including that the cherry or peach.
  • others:
    • In botany, surrounding the pistil: particularly placed on a flower in which there is a tubular band or sheath surrounding the pistil and where various areas of the flower are placed.

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