need a pentamerous flower

Stephen M Jankalski CEREOID at prodigy.net
Mon Oct 25 15:46:55 EST 1999


You've got it, Monique! 

Linum or Geranium have the type of flower most often seen in the
illustration of a "typical" flower.

Monique Reed <monique at mail.bio.tamu.edu> wrote in article
<381477B2.D79B8A91 at mail.bio.tamu.edu>...
> 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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