In monocots the petal like structure is perianth and a single member of perianth is called tepal. Just like petal of corolla and sepal of calyx. Perianth is not differentiated into calyx and corolla. It is the characteristic feature of monocots. Which is seen in your Glory lily that is Gloriosa superba flower too.
And the color of the tepals go on changing as the flower matures from yellow red to red.
--- On Wed, 10/9/08, vishnupriya hathwar <mistiq...@yahoo.co.in> wrote:
|Gloriosa superba (Syn. Methonia superba)||Colchicaceae||Glory Lily, Harihari, Kalihari, Karihari Languli, Langli, Visalya, Agnishike, Nabhikkodi, Jhaghadhin, Agnishikha, Kal-lawi, Kalahkari||Seen flowering in October and Nov. in Bandhavgarh Kanha ntl. Pk., M.P.- Satyendra. I have seen them blooming in June/July around Bangalore [Turenuhalli]- Vinaya. These pic. of glory lily taken at Talawada, South Konkan, Maharashtra in Nov 07- Dr Pradnya.
||Flowering in Summer as per link.||http://www.tnsmpb.tn.gov.in/images/GLORIOSA SUPERBA Linn.pdf||glory lily - indiantreepix | Google Groups||gloriosa superba - indiantreepix | Google Groups||Gloriosa superba|
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