Morphological nature of floral cup in Lauraceae



On the basis of anatomical criteria the floral cup of Lauraceae can be regarded as appendicular, as the traces entering into the floral cup are morphologically compound, differentiated into tepal and stamen traces at higher levels. The ontogenetic studies also support this contention. The term Perigynous hypanthium is retained for the floral cup of Lauraceae as it is formed as a result of intercalary growth occurring underneath the region of perianth and androecium.


Lauraceae floral cup morphological nature appendicular perigynous hypanthium 


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  • S Pal
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  1. 1.School of Plant MorphologyMeerut CollegeMeerut

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