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As Petal of depending on the definition of different parts blossom flowering plant called.

According to the broader definition, petals are all the leaves of the flower: the parts of the perianth , of Androeceum ( stamens ) and Gynoeceum ( carpels ).

According to the narrower definition, petals are exclusively the petals .

supporting documents

  1. ^ Manfred A. Fischer , Karl Oswald, Wolfgang Adler: Excursion flora for Austria, Liechtenstein and South Tyrol. 3rd, improved edition. State of Upper Austria, Biology Center of the Upper Austrian State Museums, Linz 2008, ISBN 978-3-85474-187-9 , p. 91.
  2. ^ Gerhard Wagenitz : Dictionary of Botany. The terms in their historical context. 2nd, expanded edition. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg / Berlin 2003, ISBN 3-8274-1398-2 , pp. 48, 238.