Glossary: labellum

Definition:

  1. (in Orchidaceae) the central petal, which is often lobed or spurred, and hence differs from the other two petals;
  2. (in Zingiberaceae) a large petaloid, sometimes lobed, object which together with the stamen forms the androecium.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, 2008-23

Hyde, M.A. (2023). UK Flora: Glossary details: labellum.
https://www.ukflora.info/speciesdata/glossary-display.php?glossary_id=393, retrieved 1 February 2023

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