noun Date: 1870 an involucre resembling the calyx but consisting of a whorl of bracts that is exterior to the calyx or results from the union of the sepal appendages

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  • Epicalyx — Epicalyx, Außenkelch, s. Blüte, S. 87 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • epicalyx — [ep΄i kā′liks΄] n. pl. epicalyxes or epicalyces [ep΄i kā′li sēz΄] [ EPI + CALYX] a ring of small bracts at the base of certain flowers, resembling an extra outer calyx, as in the mallows …   English World dictionary

  • Epicalyx — Hibiscus sabdariffa, Blüten mit großen roten Kelchblättern und Außenkelch Ein Außenkelch oder Epicalyx ist bei Blüten eine zusätzliche kelchähnliche Hülle, die außerhalb des eigentlichen Kelches direkt unterhalb der eigentlichen Blüte liegt.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • epicalyx — /ep i kay liks, kal iks/, n., pl. epicalyxes, epicalyces / kay leuh seez , kal euh /. Bot. an involucre resembling an outer calyx, as in the mallow. [1865 70; EPI + CALYX] * * * …   Universalium

  • epicalyx — noun A group of bracts resembling a calyx …   Wiktionary

  • epicalyx — epi·calyx …   English syllables

  • epicalyx — ep•i•ca•lyx [[t]ˌɛp ɪˈkeɪ lɪks, ˈkæl ɪks[/t]] n. pl. ca•lyx•es, ca•ly•ces [[t] ˈkeɪ ləˌsiz, ˈkæl ə [/t]] bot a rosette of bracts that resembles an extra calyx, as in the mallow flower • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • epicalyx — /ɛpiˈkeɪlɪks/ (say epee kayliks), / ˈkælɪks/ (say kaliks) noun (plural epicalyxes or epicalyces /ɛpiˈkeɪləsiz/ (say epee kayluhseez), / kæl / (say kal )) (in a flower) an involucre resembling an outer calyx as in the hibiscus …   Australian English dictionary

  • epicalyx — noun a group of bracts simulating a calyx as in a carnation or hibiscus • Syn: ↑false calyx, ↑calycle, ↑calyculus • Hypernyms: ↑bract …   Useful english dictionary

  • Roselle (plant) — Roselle Roselle plant Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

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