Phrag. Latin meaning?

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From Phragweb:

ETYMOLOGY : Phragma = separation/demarcation, which points to the fact that the ovary is trilocular; pedium (or more correctly, pedilon) = slipper or sandal which of course points to the shape of the lip.
 

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lienluu said:
From Phragweb:

ETYMOLOGY : Phragma = separation/demarcation, which points to the fact that the ovary is trilocular
This means that the seedpod is seperated by three different chambers. If you were to cut a phrag. seedpod in half and observe the ovary chambers, it would look like a peace symbol. Subliminal message?
 

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Etymology: Phragmites from the Greek phragma = fence, describing its fence-like growth

At least this is what the reed page said....

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Jason Fischer said:
This means that the seedpod is seperated by three different chambers. If you were to cut a phrag. seedpod in half and observe the ovary chambers, it would look like a peace symbol. Subliminal message?
How does that compare to a paph or cyp seedpod if they were cut in half?
 

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I believe Paph seed pod is uni-locular - single space or void, no divisions between the 3 lobes. A single ovary chamber.
 
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