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[too-byuh-luh-flawr-uh s, -flohr-, tyoo-]
adjective Botany.
  1. having the corolla tubular in all the perfect flowers of a head, as certain composite plants.
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Origin of tubuliflorous

First recorded in 1890–95; tubule + -i- + -florous
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Examples from the Web for tubuliflorous

Historical Examples of tubuliflorous

  • The genus Mikania of Willdenow is one of the tubuliflorous Asteraceæ.

    The Romance of Natural History, Second Series

    Philip Henry Gosse

British Dictionary definitions for tubuliflorous


  1. (of plants) having flowers or florets with tubular corollas
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Word Origin for tubuliflorous

C19: from tubule + -florous
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