To cut the knot, and please all parties, our beautiful floral envelope has been denominated a petaloid perianth.
petaloid coloration of the ordinary leaves, or of the bracts, is mentioned under the chapter relating to colour.
petaloid, Petaline, petal-like; resembling or colored like petals.
Within this petaloid perianth is a membranous one, together with a boat-shaped bracteolate body, entire.
In Iris it is situated on a cleft on the back of the petaloid divisions of the style (fig. 103).
Lip free, deeply concave at base, narrowly constricted and somewhat jointed in the middle, the upper portion dilated and petaloid.
Sometimes, as in Canna, one of the anther-lobes becomes abortive, and a petaloid appendage is produced.
A partial inflorescence, cyathium, bearing the petaloid glands.
The specimens collected were sessile and the pileus lateral, somewhat broadened at the free end, or petaloid.
Stigma two-lipped, with the lips commonly dilated and petaloid.