osmophore


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osmophore

[′äz·mə‚fȯr]
(botany)
A particular flower part specialized for odor production.
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Key words: Arisaema triphyllum, Jack-in-the-pulpit, spadix, osmophore, aroid, Araceae, Collembola, springtail.
The Sauromatum guttatum appendix as an osmophore: excretory pathways, composition of volatiles and attractiveness to insects.
Now considered to be most closely related to Caladenia caudata from Tasmania, due to the structure of the osmophores.' By contrast Dr Mark Clements, of the Australian National Herbarium, considered that 'C.
The floral tissues producing these scents include nectaries, glandular trichomes, eliaphores and osmophores.
One of the main characteristics of the Solanum species that used to belong to Cyphomandra is the presence of large connectives with osmophores, which attract bees specialized in fragrance collection, in addition to the poricidal anthers (Sazima et al., 1993).
Citrus sinensis is characterized as a nectariferous species, since it has a nectariferous camera with 6.5 mm diameter and presence of osmophores as likely responsible for the release of perfume.