Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, having a single instead of a double perianth: applied to flowers. The missing set is considered to be the inner, or corolla. Compare
achlamydeousand dichlamydeous. See Monochlamydeæ.
- adj. botany Having a single floral envelope, that is, a calyx without a corolla, or, possibly, in rare cases, a corolla without a calyx.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Bot.) Having a single floral envelope, that is, a calyx without a corolla, or, possibly, in rare cases, a corolla without a calyx.
- Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)
“In what are termed monochlamydeous flowers both calyx and corolla are wanting, as in”
“These form the perianth and are in one series, when the flower is termed monochlamydeous, or in two series (dichlamydeous).”
“Diclinous or monochlamydeous plants owe their imperfect conformation to suppression, and may become structurally complete by a species of peloria.”
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