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Definition of pappus

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Definition as written by talinum:

The hairs or bristles that are attached to an achene. It helps to disperse the seeds. Example: thistle, dandelion.

Definition as written by Floridian:

The modified calyx found in many members of the Asteraceae family

Definition as written by BittysGarden:

A modification of the calyx that consists of hairs,awns,bristles or scales on the flowers and fruits of composites.


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