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Perianth   [ Botany ]

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  The perianth  is the combined structure of the flower comprising the calyx (sepals) and corolla (petals) considered collectively as a floral cup; otherwise when the individual segments are similar they are called tepals.  

[from the Latin and Greek words for "around" and "flower"]

It surrounds the pistil and stamens.
The perianth segments and stamen (s)  may be attached to the pistil(s) in one of three ways:

In Cactaceae, the perianth form an intergrading series of segment variously known as, tepals, sepaloids and petaloids.






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