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Construction of floral diagram and floral formula
A floral formula is a simple way to explain the salient features of a flower. The floral diagram is a representation of the cross section of the flower. It represents floral whorls arranged as viewed from above. Floral diagram shows the number and arrangement of bract, bracteoles and floral parts, fusion, overlapping and placentation.
The branch that bears the flower is called mother axis.
The side of the flower facing the mother axis is called posterior side. The side facing the bract is the anterior side.
Floral formula and floral diagram of
The members of different floral whorls are shown arranged in concentric rings.
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