Sentence Examples with the word thalamus

The axis is usually very much contracted, no internodes being developed, and the portion bearing the floral leaves, termed the thalamus or torus, frequently expands into a conical, flattened or hollowed expansion; at other times, though rarely, the internodes are developed and it is elongated.

Filaments are usually articulated to the thalamus or torus, and the stamens fall off after fertilization: but in Campanula and some other plants they are continuous with the torus, and the stamens remain persistent, although in a withered state.