Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Epicalyx, a circle of foliar organs below the flower. Sometimes, as in the strawberry, it is close beneath the calyx, its leaves alternating with the sepals, and probably representing stipular appendages to them. In other cases, as in the mallow, some little length of flower-stalk intervenes, and the epicalyx is then probably merely an involucre uf small bracts.