Home | E-mail | Plant files |  Dictionary  | Search 

 
 
 
Sepals [ Botany ]

Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names

     
  The distinct green o usually not highly coloured, outer whorl parts (collectively the calyx) of the flower that look like little leaves (opposed to the usually more colourful petals)  
     
Sepals surround the corolla (if present) and fertile organs of the flower and cover the outside of a flower bud to protect the flower before it opens. 
     

 

 

1



 

Old Cactuspedia home | E-mail | Photo gallery | Dictionary | Search 

Please note: this is an obsolete page Try the new Cactuspedia interface