- the envelope of a flower, whether calyx or corolla or both.
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The lodicules are small organs and they are the vestiges of the perianth.A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses
Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
The perianth consists of six parts, and the stamens are usually six in number.
The fruit is a small angular nut, usually enclosed in the perianth.
The perianth of the flowers is, however, so small as to be inconspicuous.
The perianth is in six equal segments, and there are six stamens.
- the outer part of a flower, consisting of the calyx and corolla
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Word Origin and History for perianth
- The sepals and petals of a flower considered together.