Glossary: cyathium

Definition:

a small cup-like structure, characteristic of the genera Euphorbia, Monadenium and Synadenium, bearing on its rim variously-shaped glands (these sometimes separate and circular or crescent-shaped or fused into an entire marginal rim) with alternating lobes; within this cup are several naked male flowers, consisting of a stalked stamen and bracteole, and 1 central female flower bearing a 3-locular ovary with 3, often 2-fid, styles.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, 2008-20

Hyde, M.A. (2020). UK Flora: Glossary details: cyathium.
https://www.ukflora.info/speciesdata/glossary-display.php?glossary_id=191, retrieved 14 July 2020

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