Glossary: calyptra

Definition:

a cap-like or lid-like covering of certain fruits or flowers that comes off in one piece. E.g. the perianth forms a calyptra which comes off when a Eucalyptus flower opens.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, 2008-20

Hyde, M.A. (2020). UK Flora: Glossary details: calyptra.
https://www.ukflora.info/speciesdata/glossary-display.php?glossary_id=98, retrieved 29 September 2020

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