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floral tube

noun, Botany
a cylinder formed in some flowers by the fusion of the perianth and stamens, as in the daffodil or iris. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Flora has six white petals and a long, slender basal floral tube.
  • The cor olla is bilaterally symmetrical with petals fused into a floral tube.
  • The length of the uncoiled tube closely matches the depth of the floral tube from the corolla and the nectary.
  • The cross-shaped flowers of the evening primrose arise from a long floral tube.
  • The greenish floral tube has a striking woolliness with clusters of bristly or hairy brown-tipped spines.
floral tube in Science
floral tube  
A tube formed by the fusion of parts of the perianth and often the stamens at their bases, as in flowers of the daffodil or morning glory.
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