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Is there a difference between the term 'ray' and 'ray flower' ?

Posted by impsx-gw (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 16, 09 at 23:32

Hello, everybody!
I have a question that in botany, is there a difference between the term "ray" and "ray flower".? Do they refer to the same part of a flower? Or in fact, they are totally different terms?

Thanks in advance!!

Nice day!


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RE: Is there a difference between the term 'ray' and 'ray flower'

Yes. This was answered in a thread not long ago. Search it at the top of this page.


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RE: Is there a difference between the term 'ray' and 'ray flower'

  • Posted by brandon7 6b (like 7b now) TN (My Page) on
    Fri, Mar 20, 09 at 16:49

Actually, I think you are mistaken Petzold, I believe the discussion was the difference between a "ray flower" (or flower ray) and a "petal". The term ray can have many many meanings.

Impsx-gw, if you can give me the context for the word ray that you are concerned about, I'll see what I can do to answer your question.

Here is a link that might be useful: the other thread


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