Glossary: calyptra

Definition:

a cap-like or lid-like covering of certain fruits or flowers that comes off in one piece. E.g. the perianth forms a calyptra which comes off when a Eucalyptus flower opens.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Glossary details: calyptra.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/glossary-display.php?glossary_id=98, retrieved 23 January 2018

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