What is the difference between Trimerous and Tetramerous?

The difference between trimerous and tetramerous

is that “trimerous” is organized in threes; having parts in numbers that are multiples of three and “tetramerous” is in four parts: such that each whorl has four flower parts.

trimerous

tetramerous

Adjective

  • (botany) Organized in threes; having parts in numbers that are multiples of three.
  • (zoology) Having three joints.

Related terms

  • trimer
  • trimery

Exemple

  • The monocots typically have trimerous flowers.

Adjective

  • (botany) in four parts: such that each whorl (of flower parts) has four flower parts.

Related terms

  • tetramery

Examples

  • As their name suggests, the crucifers have tetramerous flowers.