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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Glossary details: labellum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/glossary-display.php?glossary_id=393, retrieved 20 April 2018

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