Glossary: labellum

Definition:

  1. (in Orchidaceae) the central petal, which is often lobed or spurred, and hence differs from the other two petals;
  2. (in Zingiberaceae) a large petaloid, sometimes lobed, object which together with the stamen forms the androecium.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Glossary details: labellum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/glossary-display.php?glossary_id=393, retrieved 18 October 2017

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