pappus

(from the article `Asterales`) The calyx (sepals) of the Asterales is so highly modified, in contrast to that of other orders, that it is given a different name, the pappus. The ... ...at its base one or more series of leaflike bracts. The small individual flowers arise in spiral order on the receptacle, the youngest being at the ... ...
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pappus

[n] - calyx composed of scales or bristles or featherlike hairs in plants of the Compositae such as thistles and dandelions
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Pappus

• (n.) The hairy or feathery appendage of the achenes of thistles, dandelions, and most other plants of the order Compositae; also, the scales, awns, or bristles which represent the calyx in other plants of the same order.
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pappus

noun calyx composed of scales or bristles or featherlike hairs in plants of the Compositae such as thistles and dandelions
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Pappus

[flower structure] The pappus is the modified calyx, the part of an individual disk, ray or ligule floret surrounding the base of the corolla, in flower heads of the plant family Asteraceae. The pappus may be composed of bristles (sometimes feathery), awns, scales, or may be absent. In some species, the pappus is too small to see without ma...
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Pappus

Pap'pus noun [ Latin , an old man or grandfather; hence, a substance resembling gray hairs, Greek ....] (Botany) The hairy or feathery appendage of the achenes of thistles, dandelions, and most other plants of the order Compositæ ; also, the scales, awns, or bristles which represent the cal...
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pappus

A tuft (or ring) of hairs or scales borne above the ovary and outside the corolla (possibly representing the calyx), a tuft of hairs on a fruit. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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pappus

a tuft (or ring) of hairs, bristles or scales borne above the ovary and outside the corolla in Asteraceae and possibly representing the calyx; often persisting as a tuft of hairs on a fruit. adj. pappose
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Pappus

A whorl or tuft of delicate bristles.
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Pappus

collectively, the bristles, hairs or scales at the apex of an achene in the Asteraceae
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Pappus

collectively, the bristles, hairs or scales at the apex of an achene in the asteraceae
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pappus

downy beginnings of a beard
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Pappus

In botany the pappus is the hairy crown which surmounts the fruit in most composite plants. It is really the metamorphosed calyx, and it serves the purpose of transporting the fruits through the air.
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pappus

in daisy florets, a tuft or ring of hairs or scales borne above the ovary and outside the corolla (representing the missing calyx); a tuft of hairs on a fruit.
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Pappus

Pappus (păp'us) , fl. c.300, Greek mathematician of Alexandria. He recorded and enlarged on the results of his predecessors, including Euclid and Apollonius of Perga, in his Mathematical Collection (8 books; date conjectural). The six and a half extant books, edited and translated into Lat...
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Pappus

Peculiar calyx-limb of composites, being plumose, bristle-like, scales, or otherwise.
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Pappus

The modified calyx of a composite flower that persists on top of the ovary or fruit as a series of bristles, scales or stiff awns.
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Pappus

Tuft of hair on achenes or other fruits which aids seed dispersal
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Pappus

Tuft of hair on achenes or other fruits which aids seed dispersal
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Pappus

Tufts of hairs attached to achenes of the aster family.
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pappus

Type: Term Pronunciation: pap′ŭs Definitions: 1. The first downy growth of beard.
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