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What is aestivation? Distinguish between valvate aestivation and twisted aestivation.

Asked by Topperlearning User 11th July 2014, 1:04 PM
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Aestivation is the mode of arrangement of sepals or petals in a floral bud with respect to the other members of the same whorl.

Valvate Aestivation

Twisted Aestivation

1. Sepal or petals in a whorl just touch one another. They do not overlap.

1. One margin of the floral appendage overlaps the margin of the next appendage.

2. Example: Calotropis

2. Example: China rose

 

Answered by Expert 11th July 2014, 3:04 PM
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