epicalyx

Definitions:

  • A series of bracts subtending and resembling a calyx, as in the carnation and hibiscus.
  • In <em>botany</em>, the outer accessory calyx in plants with two calyces, formed either of sepals or bracts, as in mallow and potentilla.
  • A group of <xref>bracts</xref> resembling a <xref>calyx</xref>
  • a group of bracts simulating a calyx as in a carnation or hibiscus
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