Open main menu
The tropical pitcher plant Nepenthes adnata is named for its adnate leaf bases

Adnation in Angiosperms is the fusion of two or more whorls of a flower, e.g. stamens to petals".[1] This is in contrast to connation, the fusion among a single whorl.[2][3]

The stamens of Primula vulgaris are adnate to the corolla

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Little, R. John; Jones, C. Eugene, eds. (1980). A Dictionary of Botany. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company. p. 9. ISBN 0-442-24169-0.
  2. ^ Little, R. John; Jones, C. Eugene, eds. (1980). A Dictionary of Botany. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company. p. 91. ISBN 0-442-24169-0.
  3. ^ Jackson, Benjamin Daydon (1928). A Glossary of Botanic Terms with their Derivation and Accent (fourth ed.). London: Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd. p. 89.