What does Corona mean?

The corona is a flower component in certain types of plants, from the Passion Flower and Lilly families for example. The corona is a set of adaxial appendages growing from the corolla, or the outer edge of stamens. Also known as the paraperigonium, paraperigon and paracorolla. The corona is located on the perianth of a flower. This is one of the non-reproductive parts of the flower. The perianth is composed of the petal, sepal, calyx and corolla.

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In layman’s terms, this means that the perianth is composed of the petals and the green semi-leaves underneath the petals that would envelope the developing bud before it becomes a flower. The corona is considered to be a modified calyx, and is also called corona because of being shaped like a crown. Corona is Spanish for “crown.” The crown-shaped outgrowth at the center of a daffodil or narcissus flower is also known as the corona.

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