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Whorl    [ Botany ]
Adjective: Whorled

Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names

     
  An arrangement of three or more similar parts or organs at the same level about an axis; hence whorled (cf. verticillate)

The circles in which the parts of plants are arranged upon the axis of growth.

 
     

 


Whorl of tepals in a flower of Harrisia jusbertii
(Compare: cyclic and acyclic)

 

 

 

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