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Floral part of short Persian cover possibly left (6)


I believe the answer is:

'floral part' is the definition.
(organ of a flower)

'short persian cover possibly left' is the wordplay.
'short' means to remove the last letter.
'persian cover possibly' becomes 'carpet' (as in a Persian carpet).
'left' becomes 'l' (common abbreviation).
'carpet' with its final letter removed is 'carpe'.

'of' is the link.

(Other definitions for carpel that I've seen before include "Part of a flower", "bit of a flower", "organ".)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.