valvate meaning

Pronunciation:   "valvate" in a sentence
  • Adjective: valvate
    1. Meeting at the edges without overlapping; - said of the sepals or the petals of flowers in aestivation, and of leaves in vernation


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  1. The calyx is five-parted and persistent; valvate in bud.
  2. The capsules are normally septicidal or rarely loculicidal or valvate.
  3. The reduced petals are valvate, or rarely absent.
  4. The staminate flowers have three elongated, tapering sepals and three thick, valvate petals.
  5. The pistillate flowers are ovoid with three broad, imbricate sepals and as many valvate petals.

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