floral axis

floral axis

[¦flȯr·əl ′ak·səs]
(botany)
A flower stalk.
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Distal free lobes of the calyx are lanceolate, 7-9 mm long and 4-5 mm wide and outwardly reflexed at an angle of [+ or -] 60[degrees] with the floral axis.
Mirror-image flowers (enantiostyly) are a sexual polymorphism in which the style is deflected away from the floral axis either to the left (left-styled flower) or the right (right-styled flower) (Jesson & Barrett, 2002; Gao et al.