Definitions for "Perigynous"
Having the ovary free, but the petals and stamens borne on the calyx; -- said of flower such as that of the cherry or peach.
Perigynous ovaries have the flower parts (calyx, corolla, and androecium) attached to a hypanthium. The hypanthium is found only in dicots and is a fusion of the calyx, corolla, and androecium whorls forming a small cup-shaped structure that surrounds the ovary. The base of the hypanthium is typically attached to the receptacle as is the case with the members of the rose family (Rosaceae) and is therefore said to by hypogynous. The hypanthium can also be epigynous, that is, attached to the top of the ovary, as is the case with the fuschia flower. DIAGRAM: Ovary Position PHOTO
A type of flower structure in which sepals, petals and stamens appear to arise on the side of the ovary.