need a pentamerous flower

Ross Koning koning at ECSUC.CTSTATEU.EDU
Mon Oct 25 10:57:14 EST 1999


Indeed, but even among Crassulas the androecium is sometimes
2x5 = 10. The original author is right that finding the
"perfect" "typical" flower is not that easy.

ross

At 10:30 AM -0500 10/25/99, Monique Reed wrote:
>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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