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Definition of stippling

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Definition as written by themikeman:

/ Stippling / :The term stippling or stippled, in botany, describes dot-like patterns produced in nature on the flowers of certain flowering plants. These naturally occuring dot-like patterns usually occur on the base of the flowers petals and the sepals. These are simalar to the dot patterns in artworks, used in shading, that are also reffered to as the term stippling, and are described the same way on flowers in the botany field as it is described in this art world. Stippling dots are often so numerous in number, that they produce an intracate 'pattern' on the petal bases and sepals. This term is synonomous with the hemerocallis plant [daylily], which often produces a stippled eye, sepals, and/or petal bases ; as well does the plant Calochortus luteus, a variety of poppy endemic to California, as well as certain other kinds of lilies, such as Asiatic and Oriental Lily varieties.

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