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antisepalous: Each inserted directly above or below a sepal. In place of this term, the phrase "opposite the sepals" 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] Staminode bundles (fasciclodes )3–5, free and antisepalous or variously connate or absent. [2] anthers oblong, 4-loculed, antisepalous anthers slightly longer than antipetalous ones.


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