- an involucre resembling an outer calyx, as in the mallow.
Origin of epicalyx
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In some Rosaceous plants an epicalyx is present, due to the formation of stipulary structures by the sepals.
- botany a series of small sepal-like bracts forming an outer calyx beneath the true calyx in some flowers
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