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German to English translations [PRO] Science - Botany / Fruit growing
German term or phrase:Blütenachse
This term is from the website for an organic fruit grower's cooperative. This section is describing how an apple is grown.
Die Apfelblüte im Mai/Juni ist eine typische Bienenblüte. Es sind also die Honigbienen, die durch die Bestäubung unsere delikaten Äpfel „erzeugen“. Die Frucht entsteht dabei nicht aus dem Fruchtknoten, sondern aus der ***Blütenachse***. http://www.biosudtirol.com/index.php?id=39
Every flower is a terminal branch consisting of a modified stem, the floral axis, or receptacle. The floral axis bears one to four types of specialized appendages, or modified leaves, usually arranged in whorls in the more advanced flowers and spirally arranged in the more primitive ones. In a typical flower the outermost whorl, the calyx, consists of a number of sepals that protect the flower bud before it blooms.
Claire Cox United Kingdom Local time: 05:05 Works in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 44
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