- having a corolla of separate petals.
Origin of polypetalous
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This is polypetalous, except that two of the petals cohere, usually but slightly.
Polypetalous, when the petals are distinct or separate (whether few or many), 89.
It is more common among polysepalous and polypetalous plants than in those in which the sepals or petals are united together.Vegetable Teratology
Maxwell T. Masters
Rhamnus, ram′nus, n. a genus of polypetalous shrubs and trees, including the buckthorn.
Sagina, sa-jī′na, n. a genus of polypetalous plants of the pink family.
- (of flowers) having many distinct or separate petalsCompare gamopetalous
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