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antipetalous: Each inserted directly above or below a petal. In place of this term, the phrase "opposite the petals" is often used, but that contradicts the sense of opposite as otherwise employed (arrangement of lateral structures along an axis) and should be avoided.[1]
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Example(s): Example sentences from FNA : [1] stamens 2--3 fertile and antisepalous, 3--4 staminodial and antipetalous (if 4, then 1 antisepalous ); [2] stamens 10, in 2 whorls of 5, outer whorl antipetalous, free, distinct or barely adnate to petals;


  1. Categorical Glossary for the Flora of North America Project, by Robert W. Kiger and Duncan M. Porter. 2001. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation.