need a pentamerous flower

Monique Reed monique at mail.bio.tamu.edu
Mon Oct 25 10:30:58 EST 1999


Members of the Crassulaceae typically have perfectly 4- or 5-merous
flowers--Buttercups are not 5-merous with regard to androecium or
gynoecium.  Other options are flax, wood sorrel, and wild-type
geraniums.

M. Reed

Ross Koning wrote:
> 
> At 1:14 PM -0500 10/24/99, stephan at netweb.com wrote:
> >Hi all
> >
> >A friend of mine is in search of a flower for a project. I offered help, but
> >ohh. The need be: any pentamerous flower (for show and tell..) with free
> >calyx
> >and corolla leaves as well as free stamens and a well developed gynoecium (no
> >specifications). The projects aim.. probably to show there are few 'ideal'
> >flowers. Thanx sofar. Stephan.
> 
> The closest I can get you is a Ranunculus acris
> flower.  They are quite "typical" (which really is
> rather "rare").
> 
> ross
> 
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